Literature, tourism and the city : Writing and cultural change

Carson, Susan, Hawkes, Lesley, Gislason, Kari, & Cantrell, Kate (2016) Literature, tourism and the city : Writing and cultural change. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

Today national and regional tourism organizations look to sophisticated cultural tourism programmes to enhance the visitor experience for tourists of their particular city. Yet research indicates that a challenge exists in designing and implementing programmes that take full advantage of a city’s historical and emergent literary cultures. In this paper, we offer critical insights into how literary cultural heritage can foster the development of an integrated and dynamic approach and provide the experience sought by local and global tourists. International exemplars are cited together with an analysis of the Australian city of Brisbane that describes itself as a ‘new world city’. The findings of our research show that programmes that harness diverse literary cultures, rather than adhering to a single literary representation, are better equipped to build identity and thus extend cultural tourism potential.

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ID Code: 94280
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Tourist experiences, literary destinations, social and cultural change, Australia, Brisbane, cultural tourism, heritage, literature, creative writing, tourism, city
DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2016.1165237
ISSN: 1747-7654
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TOURISM (150600) > Tourism not elsewhere classified (150699)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified (200299)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2016 23:09
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 06:21

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