The meanings of heritage sites for tourists: The case of Massada

Yaniv Poria, Richard Butler, David Airey

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Recent studies concerning spaces where heritage artifacts are presented claim that at the heart of tourists' behavior lies the perception of the site in relation to their own heritage. This study investigates this supposition by examining tourists' behavior at a site where heritage is only one component of the experience offered. The results of this study confirm the idea that the perception of the heritage presented is central to the understanding of the tourists' experience. Management implications are suggested based on the link between the tourists and their perception of the site.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalTourism Analysis
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • Heritage
  • Perception
  • Site

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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