Heritage Tourism and Cultural Heritage Tourism

Heritage tourism and cultural heritage tourism are branches of tourism oriented towards the cultural heritage of the location where tourism is occurring. The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past,” and cultural heritage tourism is defined as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present.” We have compiled a list or online resources for those interested in developing heritage tourism in their communities, and those wishing to visit locations based on their cultural heritage.

University of MN Tourism Center

http://www.tourism.umn.edu/ResearchReports/MarketSegments/CulturalHeritage/index.htm

 

MN Bed & Breakfast Association

http://www.minnesotabedandbreakfasts.org/index.php

 

Explore Minnesota Tourism – The Tourist Side

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/index.aspx

 

Explore MN Tourism – The Industry Side

http://www.exploreminnesota.com/industry-minnesota/index.aspx

 

MNHS Legacy Grants for Heritage Tourism

http://legacy.mnhs.org/grants/heritage-tourism-guidelines

 

Develop Tourism.com

This is by a private business, but they have a great “Resources,” page with free information.

http://www.developtourism.com/Free_Tourism_Industry_Resources_and_Checklists_Index_-_TCDS.htm

 

Local Flavor

http://www.facebook.com/GetLocalFlavor

http://getlocalflavor.com/

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation: How Cultural Tourism Organizations can Beat the Recession

Case studies and resources

http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/economics-of-revitalization/heritage-tourism/survival-toolkit/

 

Another NTHP Heritage Tourism Site with links to other resources:

http://www.preservationnation.org/information-center/economics-of-revitalization/heritage-tourism/

 

Cultural Heritage Tourism

http://www.culturalheritagetourism.org/index.html

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