Immersive experiences, engagement with locals, authenticity, and activities/products that aren’t available at home are four trends resonating with visitors today. Another trend that destinations are grappling with is overtourism, where capacity management is necessary to ensure quality experiences and resource stewardship.
Initially defined by NEA and Robert Bedoya, placekeeping is the act of honoring the cultural lives of the community, preserving and protecting local architecture, craft, and other authentic characteristics of place. These assets often serve as a magnet to attract cultural heritage travelers. During destination assessments, the identification of authentic assets that are important to […]