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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Tourism and Heritage Conservation
Tourism and heritage conservation
Introduction

A broad description of cultural heritage today encompasses archaeological sites, places of historic and/or architectural significance, monuments, castles and forts, historic towns and settlements, cultural landscapes, and the linked heritage of pilgrim and trade routes to historic railways. These tangible assets (both built and natural) also have intangible qualities of meaning and association that past and present communities have linked to places, and that enrich our understanding and appreciation of the physical remains. The built heritage is an important physical manifestation of history, some of the rare evidence that comes to our time from the past. At the same time, historic buildings embody the craft skills that enabled their production, and will ultimately be required for their maintenance and ...

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