Introduction to Special Issue - Cultural geographies of tourism: image, identity and place

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This special issue of Tourism Geographies is a collection of articles that were independently submitted to the journal, but which bring a cultural geography perspective to tourism studies. The articles are organized into the topics of: 'revealing places' about both alternative attractions and mass images in tourist marketing; 'heritage identities' on the role of heritage tourism in creating a sense of place; 'local agency' about how locals assert their responses to tourism and tourists; and 'tourist culture' on how tourists and the tourism industry also have their own cultural geographies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalTourism Geographies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014



  • cultural geography
  • cultural tourism
  • destination image
  • heritage tourism
  • human geography
  • special issue
  • tourism geography
  • tourist culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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