Tourists perceptions of World Heritage Site and its designation

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This exploratory study clarifies visitors' perceptions, meanings and conceptualizations associated with the World Heritage Site designation. In-depth open as well as semi-structured interviews were conducted with 57 participants. The findings indicate that WHS designation has several effects relevant to the understanding of the concept of world heritage, and visitors' experiences at such sites. The findings' implications are discussed in terms of both theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
JournalTourism Management
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Designation
  • World Heritage Site
  • World heritage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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