Title: Cultural events, cultural heritage, tourism and new media

Authors: Antonio Rojas-Rabaneda

Addresses: Catalan Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (ICRPC), Edifici Narcís Monturiol C/Emili Grahit, 91 17003 Girona, Spain

Abstract: This paper identifies events that are committed to using history and cultural heritage as elements for promoting tourism of Catalan towns and cities. During the last 20 years, these events have become consolidated as fun and festive tourist activities. The paper reviews the current role and trend of new media in the promotion and development of Catalan cultural heritage and which technologies could be applied to theses reenactment cultural events.

Keywords: cultural events; festivals; cultural heritage; tourism; new media; history; Spain; tourist activities; historical reenactment fairs; web based communities; Web 2.0; virtual communities; online communities; ICT.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2012.044683

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2012 Vol.8 No.1, pp.73 - 86

Published online: 02 Jan 2012 *

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