Cultural Heritage Tourism

Many tourists are interested in cultural heritage, it’s doubtless to say that interest in cultural heritage tourism is growing fast, they also travel to experience other cultures and learn about the past and history of archaeological sites.Tourism brings people from all around the world for seeing the natural landscapes, water parks that attract them for its characteristic nature.

Developing countries seek for creating tourism model for sustainable tourism, based on heritage for development created by UNESCO, which seek for promoting culture and heritage for sustainable tourism as a tools for economic development, so heritage tourism is considered as a valuable culture which has great impact on knowledge of future development, it identifies the best elements of our places to affect the future generations.

When we speak about heritage tourism, we see it includes essential elements as living culture and history in some regions that focus on aspects of history that have some objectives that aim to the concept of sustainable development as the conservation of cultural resources, interpretation of resources, so cultural heritage tourism has positive economic and social impact for supporting culture and helping to renew tourism.

Cultural tourism is an essential tool to develop economy and contribute in achieving economic goals by attracting visitors from outside its community who are interested in the history, art, science that related to lifestyle of this community, for example, their trip may be focused on the feeling of the cultural environment including landscapes, lifestyles, values, traditions and events. Tourism is looking for methods how to make tourism marketable products. Cultural tourism is an interaction between cultural, and historical components of the society and place to attract tourists and consequently participate in tourism development.

One of the key elements for developing the tourism is people who work in tourism deal with  key strategies for future destination management that analyses the implementation of  the strategies, and achieving economic and social benefits ;travelers visit national parks and farms, this combined experiences with complementary attractions at historic sides is an effective strategy to use heritage tourism to increase the tourism expenditures, The problem that face heritage tourism the effect of local people whose land and culture is being visited by tourists, If the native people are not a part of the majority, or ruling power in the country, they may not benefit from the tourism as greatly as they should.

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