Cultural Tourism and its Contribution to Local Economies


  • Prof. Theodora Nah Lingnan University, Hong Kong Author


Local Economies, fostering community, future generations


Cultural tourism, defined as the engagement in travel activities with the primary purpose of experiencing the culture of a destination, has become an increasingly significant component of the global tourism industry. This paper explores the multifaceted relationship between cultural tourism and its contribution to local economies. As travelers seek more immersive and authentic experiences, destinations rich in cultural heritage find themselves uniquely positioned to capitalize on this growing trend. The study investigates the economic impacts of cultural tourism on local communities, examining both direct and indirect contributions. Direct contributions encompass expenditures related to cultural attractions, events, and heritage sites, while indirect contributions consider the ripple effects on local businesses, services, and infrastructure development. Furthermore, the paper delves into the social and environmental dimensions of cultural tourism, evaluating its role in fostering community pride, preserving cultural identity, and promoting sustainable practices.




How to Cite

Cultural Tourism and its Contribution to Local Economies. (2022). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 5(1), 1-7.

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