“Cultural tourism, between experience and ritual"It is a book worth reading by little you feel a certain interest in tourism.
Although in principle the book is aimed at an academic audience, the content is treated in a pleasant and at the same time is an amazing scholarship. It is recommended for all audiences.
The book is really dense in content, so it's not a book to read at a stretch. It is rather a bedside book. Something to read for a while and then stop to reflect on reading.
Some of the topics covered in the book are:
- Culture (in capital letters) vs culture (lowercase)
- The image of a destination vs. the real identity of its inhabitants
- How is a cultural tourist
- Cultural tourism is an experience or ritual
With deft skill, the author will introduce topics that seem simple and goes by going to dilemmas that require reflection, and eventually force you to leave the book aside, like it or not, and force you to think about what he said to you a opinion and position yourself to one side or another.
It also includes some interesting thoughts on web 2.0 and its applications in tourism issues.
Anyway ... A real pleasure to read.