Religious Identity And Residents' Attitudes Toward Heritage Tourism Development: The Case Of Nazareth

Natan Uriely, Aviad Israeli, Arie Reichel

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Abstract

The study examines the impact of religious affiliation on residents' attitudes toward tourism development and economic growth that were anticipated in the city of Nazareth prior to the year 2000 celebrations. The attitudes of Christian and Muslim Arab residents of Nazareth and the Galilee area were investigated regarding the economic role of tourism in Nazareth, the celebrations planned for the year 2000, and the existing problems that might affect these celebrations. The findings suggest that identification with the heritage promoted for tourism should be considered as a determinant of residents' attitudes toward heritage tourism development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Hospitality and Tourism Research
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • heritage tourism
  • resident attitudes
  • tourism development

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