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The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan

Jimura, T (2011) The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan. TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 32 (2). ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

The paper examines economic, socio-cultural, physical and attitudinal changes in/around World Heritage Site (WHS) Ogimachi since WHS designation from the local communities' standpoint and explores the background of these changes and views. Both positive and negative changes for local communities in/around WHS Ogimachi after WHS listing are identified. There are three main factors behind these changes: the extensive and rapid tourism development after WHS inscription; the high level of appeal of a WHS status for domestic tourists; and local people's attitudes towards conservation of the cultural environment and WHS status. In addition to its conservation plan, WHS Ogimachi must have a comprehensive tourism management plan for its successful future as a place to live, as a WHS and a tourist destination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1506 Tourism, 1505 Marketing, 1504 Commercial Services
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G149 Travel. Voyages and travels (General) > G154.9 Travel and state. Tourism
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 08:16
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 08:16
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.tourman.2010.02.005
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002

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