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Toward an understanding of tourists’ authentic heritage experiences: Evidence from Hong Kong

Toward an understanding of tourists’ authentic heritage experiences: Evidence from Hong Kong

Nguyen, Thi Hong Hai and Cheung, Catherine (2015) Toward an understanding of tourists’ authentic heritage experiences: Evidence from Hong Kong. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 33 (7). pp. 999-1010. ISSN 1054-8408 (Print), 1540-7306 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10548408.2015.1075460)

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Abstract

Authenticity in tourism has been a topic of discussion since the 1960s, but the concept is still to be fully developed. This study focuses on tourists’ perceptions of authenticity, and in particular how they evaluate authentic heritage experiences. The appearance and physical settings of attractions were found to be the initial and most important indicators of authentic or inauthentic experiences. Other criteria for assessing the authenticity of heritage experiences include the presence of local culture and customs, constructed elements, commodification, and atmosphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Authenticity, perceived authenticity, heritage tourism, heritage experience, Hong Kong
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 23:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 1
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19517

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