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Title: Heritage sites and tourism : two sides of the same coin?
Other Titles: The Valletta convention : twenty years after - benefits, problems, challenges (EAC Occasional Paper)
Authors: Cassar, George
Keywords: Heritage tourism -- Malta
Historic sites -- Malta
Tourism -- Malta
Heritage tourism
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Europae Archaeologia Consilium (EAC)
Citation: Cassare, G. (2014). Heritage sites and tourism : two sides of the same coin?. In V. M. van der Haas, & P. Schut (Eds.), The Valletta convention : twenty years after - benefits, problems, challenges (EAC Occasional Paper) (pp. 67-75). Brussels: Europae Archaeologia Consilium (EAC).
Abstract: In recent years a debate has been unfolding on the relationship between heritage sites and tourism. While it is generally accepted that archaeological and other cultural sites need to be preserved and protected, it is also stressed that these should be sustainably managed, and this requires substantial funding. While the discussion continues, cultural and touristic activities cannot be sidelined as both are realities of strategic importance. Countries with much to offer and several sites to conserve, have embarked on studies and management projects focussing on striking a balance between preserving heritage sites for future generations while concurrently offering them for the cultural enjoyment and education of the present-day visitor, obtaining much needed funds in the process. Malta, an island wealthy in archaeological and other heritage sites, has done no less. The challenge is huge and the management and conservation aspects are thus on the daily agenda.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/19381
ISBN: 9639911496
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