Authenticity And Sense Of Place In The Tourism Development Experience Of Older Retail Districts

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Abstract

Certain older retail districtsprovideparticularfascinationfortourists by offering experiences of the past or of otherplaces. Tourism and retail development are major components in these “thematic” retail districts. A survey of theme-oriented older retail districts in Washington, Oregon, and northern California found three basic development orientations: conservation, image development, and economic development. The different characteristics of each orientation afford a basis for formulating appropriate development plans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1989
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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