Special Issue "Sustainability of Cultural and Natural Heritage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Prof. Dr. Victor T. King
1 Adjunct Professor, Center for Ethnic Studies and Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2 Emeritus Professor of South East Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
3 Professorial Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London WC1E 7HU, UK
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Interests: the sociology and anthropology of Southeast Asia; development studies; tourism and heritage; UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia
Heritage tourism is fast becoming a major element in government plans to promote tourism. This is, in no small measure, a result of the work of international protection and conservation agencies, including the UNESCO World Heritage Committee (WHC), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). Earlier concerns with mass leisure-based, sun, sea, sand, shopping and sex tourism, primarily oriented to tourists from outside Asia, have given way to a more nuanced and sustainable approach to tourism development focusing on culture and the environment, and on the increasing importance of domestic and intra-Asian tourism. This Special Issue examines the ways in which sustainability is being encouraged and managed in both cultural and natural heritage sites, and on the issues which need to be addressed in heritage tourism in order to ensure that visitor and other development pressures do not destroy the heritage resources which government and international agencies wish to protect.
Prof. Dr. Victor T. King
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- heritage (cultural, natural, world)
- tourism development
- management issues