The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background

Main Author: Triarchi, E.
Other Authors: Karamanis, K.
Format: Journal article
Language: English
Published: 2017
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spelling cris-123456789-16762019-02-14T08:11:30Z The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background Triarchi, E. Karamanis, K. Οικοτουρισμός Ecotourism Πολιτισμός και τουρισμός Culture and tourism Alternative tourism Creative tourism Between the 1970s and early 1980s new forms of tourism emerged in developing countries as an alternative solution to the “undesired” type of tourism “the mass tourism” or “the conventional/commercial tourism” or “the traditional tourism”. These forms of tourism appearing in different names and various models, served a more sensitive approach giving priority to natural and cultural resources at the front line of planning and development. The purpose of this paper is to describe the theoretical background of alternative tourism in which origins and main definitions are presented followed by an analysis of the complexity of classifying the alternative forms of tourism. Three of the many forms, seemed to be the core of alternative tourism, are distinguished and analyzed. The ecotourism, the cultural tourism and the creative tourism. Ecotourism in recent years, encloses many tourist forms focused on natural environment. Although these forms are closely related to ecotourism need to be distinguished from it as ecotourism presents many dimensions. In the concept of alternative tourism, the dynamic growth of cultural tourism can be explained by the fast growth of demand for trips to various cultural attractions and amenities. A rise in interest of tourists both to distant cultures and to the local heritage occurred through the increase of educated people around the world and the globalization. Moreover, technology supported this growth. The cultural tourist, from consumer is transforming to producer of the cultural products and experiences. As culture tourist become more interactive and creative, the cultural tourism need to be repositioned and to become more “creative”. In “creative tourism” there is a co-creation of creative experiences between visitors and hosts, usually expressed through the creation of networks, itineraries, courses and events. Finally, the paper ends with a brief mention on the current trends in alternative tourism and the concluding remarks. 2017 Journal article https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=72&Sub_id=IV&Issue=155471 http://cris.teiep.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/1676 I2241-3022 (print version) 2241-312X (online) en Business & Entrepreneurship Journal;Vol. 6, No. 1 pp.39-59
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language English
topic Οικοτουρισμός
Ecotourism
Πολιτισμός και τουρισμός
Culture and tourism
Alternative tourism
Creative tourism
spellingShingle Οικοτουρισμός
Ecotourism
Πολιτισμός και τουρισμός
Culture and tourism
Alternative tourism
Creative tourism
Triarchi, E.
The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
abstract Between the 1970s and early 1980s new forms of tourism emerged in developing countries as an alternative solution to the “undesired” type of tourism “the mass tourism” or “the conventional/commercial tourism” or “the traditional tourism”. These forms of tourism appearing in different names and various models, served a more sensitive approach giving priority to natural and cultural resources at the front line of planning and development. The purpose of this paper is to describe the theoretical background of alternative tourism in which origins and main definitions are presented followed by an analysis of the complexity of classifying the alternative forms of tourism. Three of the many forms, seemed to be the core of alternative tourism, are distinguished and analyzed. The ecotourism, the cultural tourism and the creative tourism. Ecotourism in recent years, encloses many tourist forms focused on natural environment. Although these forms are closely related to ecotourism need to be distinguished from it as ecotourism presents many dimensions. In the concept of alternative tourism, the dynamic growth of cultural tourism can be explained by the fast growth of demand for trips to various cultural attractions and amenities. A rise in interest of tourists both to distant cultures and to the local heritage occurred through the increase of educated people around the world and the globalization. Moreover, technology supported this growth. The cultural tourist, from consumer is transforming to producer of the cultural products and experiences. As culture tourist become more interactive and creative, the cultural tourism need to be repositioned and to become more “creative”. In “creative tourism” there is a co-creation of creative experiences between visitors and hosts, usually expressed through the creation of networks, itineraries, courses and events. Finally, the paper ends with a brief mention on the current trends in alternative tourism and the concluding remarks.
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author Triarchi, E.
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title The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
title_short The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
title_full The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
title_fullStr The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
title_full_unstemmed The evolution of alternative forms of tourism: a theoretical background
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publishDate 2017
url https://www.scienpress.com/journal_focus.asp?main_id=72&Sub_id=IV&Issue=155471
http://cris.teiep.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/1676
issn I2241-3022 (print version)
2241-312X (online)
relation Business & Entrepreneurship Journal;Vol. 6, No. 1
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