Asta 4 Heritage And Cultural Tourism Management
In this report we are going to discuss the growth and development of the heritage and cultural industry and we will discuss this development in relation to the travel and tourism in the United Kingdom and how it has developed during these decades. In this report we will do some case studies of the city of Jordan and also the Giant causeway to understand the reasons for the conflicts between the conservation of the heritage and tourism. We will also discuss the different types of ownerships in the heritage and cultural sites and what roles and responsibilities they have. In this report we will also try to understand the importance of interpretation in the heritage and cultural sites and what influence they have on the visitors, we will try to understand this concept with the help of two museums, the science museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
P1 understand the growth and development of the heritage and cultural industry within travel and tourism
P 1.1 Analyse the growth and development of the heritage and cultural industry with reference to UK. What were the main events triggering the development of heritage industry? Discuss as to when and how did the heritage industry start to grow? What are the main events in the development of heritage and cultural industry with special reference to UK?
What is heritage?
Heritage it is something that is inherited from the past but it is so valued today that it can be left for the future generations. Heritage includes all the things that have value like the natural heritage, the cultural heritage, moveable heritage, documentary heritage and intangible heritage. (INTERPRETATION GUIDELINE, 2007)
Attractions: there are many places of natural and cultural heritage attractions and they can be classified as following:
The natural environment and its natural beauty for example the bath in the UK is a natural hot spring place.
Man-made buildings like the National museum in UK.
Man-made building made for the tourists like the theme parks
Special events like the London Olympics held by the UK government (LINDBERG, Kreg, 1999).