Title: Planning considerations of urban cultural tourism: a case study of four UK cities

Authors: Yi-De Liu

Addresses: Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism, National Taiwan Normal University, 4F, No. 129, Hoping E. Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei, 106, Taiwan

Abstract: Cultural tourism can be used to achieve a wide range of tourism policy goals. To reflect the diversity of both resources and tourists, planning is necessary. The aim of this research is to identify critical factors of cultural tourism planning, and group them into dimensions. The four dimensions developed are: inherent resources, created resources, marketing and partnership. Moreover, taking case study as the research method, four UK cities (London, Edinburg, Glasgow and Liverpool) with abundant experience in developing cultural tourism were selected to test the model|s applicability. Finally, the data of this study is derived from literature review, document analysis and observation.

Keywords: cultural tourism; urban tourism; tourism planning; case study; UK; United Kingdom; tourism policy; inherent resources; created resources; marketing; partnership.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTP.2010.034212

International Journal of Tourism Policy, 2010 Vol.3 No.2, pp.113 - 124

Published online: 19 Jul 2010 *

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