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Author : Ady Milman
School/Work Place : University of Central Florida, Orlando
Contact : Ady.Milman@ucf.edu
Year : 2015

The research investigated the role of souvenir vendors in sustaining the social-cultural authenticity of Chichen Itza’s host community, a Mexican UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) (UNESCO, 2015a). The case study evaluated the Maya-descent vendors’ practice of merchandising as an activity-based strategy (Saarinen, 2006) to conserve their heritage and sustain their culture.

Research on World Heritage Sites (WHS) is extensive.  Some scholars argued that community participation is crucial for successful heritage tourism and community development (Su & Wall, 2014).  The level of participation by local communities in theprocess of sustainable tourism may vary according to the nature and context of the specific heritage site. The majority of the studies addressed broad tourism impacts on WHS such as economic, socio-cultural, physical, or attitudinal changes (Aas et al., 2005; Jimura, 2011; Okech, 2010; Scheyvens, 2003; Su & Wall, 2012, 2014). However, the literature lacks specific examples of the tactics adopted by various stakeholders that impacted tourism development and sustainability at a WHS.


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Date
46 Think Tank XVIII Deconstructing mass tourism with “upscale, all-year-ro... file 156 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: local residents, seasonality, mass tourism, sustainability, tourism development

Author: Tina Šegota 

Year: 2018 

45 Think Tank XVIII What to communicate about sustainability actions of Fi... file 257 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainability, responsibility, marketing, communication, Finland, villa holiday

Author: Katja Pasanen 

Year: 2018 

44 Think Tank XVIII The role of research-based evidence in destination mar... file 138 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: marketing, research-based evidence, partnership, rural tourism, city tourism, sustainability

Author: Yukari Higuchi, Yasuhiro Yamanaka & Hiroaki Hoshi 

Year: 2018 

43 Think Tank XVIII Communication of Sustainability Efforts in the Hospita... file 96 Jan 07, 2019

Keywords: green marketing, sustainability engagement, small / owner-managed hotels

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2018 

42 Think Tank XVIII Resilience thinking used as a sustainable tourism mark... file 121 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: protected areas, resilience thinking, sustainability, marketing, tool

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2018 

41 Think Tank XVIII The Munich Streetlife Festival: A case study on a gree... file 77 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Green events, sustainability communication, theory of planned behaviour, transtheoretical model, structure equation model

Author: Elias Butzmann & Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2018 

40 Think Tank XVIII Can Direct Communication at the Point of Consumption R... file 82 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: food waste, food signage, sustainability, experiment

Author: Hannes Antonschmidt & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2018 

39 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 41 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

» Think Tank XV The role of souvenir vendors in the cultural sustainab... file 1250 Jul 27, 2015

The research investigated the role of souvenir vendors in sustaining the social-cultural authenticity of Chichen Itza’s host community, a Mexican UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) (UNESCO, 2015a). The case study evaluated the Maya-descent ven...

Author: Ady Milman 

Year: 2015 

37 Think Tank XV Perceptions of local communities participation in rura... file 686 Jul 27, 2015

In order to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs, rural communities should be able to participate actively in all aspects of tourism, including planning and management. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the local communit...

Author: Limpho Lekaota & Jarkko Saarined 

Year: 2015 

36 Think Tank XIV Current Global Initiatives to Address the Sustainabili... file 2890 Jul 07, 2014

A number of ongoing and new initiatives aim at the tourism sector with the intention of improving sustainability within the sector and through tourism in other economic and social activities. Dirk's presentation reflects on UNWTO’s position ...

Author: Dirk Glaesser 

Year: 2014 

35 Think Tank XIII Striving for Environmental Sustainability through Soci... file 4967 Nov 06, 2013

The question how native societies cope with the increasing pressure of global values, such as sustainability, westernization and democratic institutions has been asked in the last decades (Smith, 1989; Honey, 1999; Nash, 2001; Honey, 2008). ...

Author: Peter Varga 

Year: 2013 

34 Think Tank XIII The Paradox of poverty amidst the plenty of nature: co... file 5651 Nov 06, 2013

Rural communities in South Africa have not been active stakeholders in tourism development. Community awareness and involvement in the preservation of natural and cultural heritage through sustainable tourism development in selected areas ad...

Author: Felicité A. Fairer-Wessels 

Year: 2013 

33 Think Tank XII Sustainable Mobilities Beyond the Report: Covert Susta... file 3271 Nov 06, 2013

The concept of sustainable development has become a mainstream idea in the governance and management of travel and tourism. Over the past two decades it has attracted considerable attention and debate. While the principles of sustainable dev...

Author: Tim Coles, Emily Fenclova & Claire Dinan 

Year: 2012 

32 Think Tank XI Environmental Attitudes of Generation Y Students: Foun... file 4417 Oct 14, 2013

Sustainability has long been a theme in the tourism research and planning literature and is a growing concern in the wider area of business and corporate management. Consequent to these trends in practice and research there has been a growt...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff, Gianna Moscardo & Laurie Murphy 

Year: 2011 

31 Think Tank XI What Do Tourism Students Know About Sustainability and... file 10576 Oct 14, 2013

The topic of sustainable tourism education has only recently started to emerge in the tourism literature. A few tourism scholars have raised concerns about the need to prepare future tourism professionals for real life planning and manageme...

Author: Blanca A. Camargo & Ulrike Gretzel 

Year: 2011 

30 Think Tank XI CRS 2.0: Management Perspectives of Sustainable Hospit... file 5134 Oct 14, 2013

In recent years, hotel companies have recognized the importance of engaging in responsible business practices as they relate to stakeholders including employees, guests, and the communities in which their properties are located. Accordingly...

Author: Stuart E. Levy & Sun-Young Park 

Year: 2011 

29 Think Tank XI Learning for Sustainable Tourism: Small and Medium Ent... file 2851 Oct 14, 2013

This abstract intends to present QUSS – an integrated Management System for Quality, Sustainability and Safety in theory and practice. QUSS was invented by the NGO Ecocamping and is thus basically applied on camp sites in Europe with focus ...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2011 

28 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4209 Oct 13, 2013

As climate change gains global attention from events like the summit in Copenhagen held during December of 2009, the need for sustainable tourism is more important than ever; with comprehensive education in sustainability concepts and practi...

Author: Cynthia S. Deale & Nelson Barber 

Year: 2010 

27 Think Tank X Sustainable Tourism Pedagogy and Student Community Col... file 14263 Oct 13, 2013

There have been increasing calls to move away from the traditional disciplinary structures and research, teaching and learning approaches that have tended to ‘tunnel’ student learning and reinforce particular worldviews towards new forms of ...

Author: Tazim Jamal, Justin Taillon & Dianne Dredge 

Year: 2010 

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