World Heritage Site as a label in branding a place

Hassan, Azizul and Rahman, Mizan (2015) World Heritage Site as a label in branding a place. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 5 (3). pp. 210-233. ISSN 2044-1266

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Abstract

It is argued in this paper that the World Heritage Site (WHS) status as a label plays an important role in branding, creating awareness among the tourists and promoting a specific place – be it natural or cultural. The study is based on qualitative research and utilised Interviews and Explanatory Case Study Method, taking Maritime Greenwich WHS as a case. It is found that the status of WHS motivates the tourists in general and heritage tourists in particular to visit the case study site. Also, the status helps in boosting the level of confidence of the tourists while selecting the site. Overall, it helps to reinforce the identity of a place. However, sustainability and conservation should not take a back seat when the very purpose of branding a site as WHS is this. It is ideal to have a balance in managing the demand and supply side of place management & marketing making sure that the heritage value and trust is kept intact.

Keywords:World Heritage Site, Destination branding, Demarketing, Sustainability, Maritime Greenwich, NotOAChecked
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N560 Promotion and Advertising
N Business and Administrative studies > N500 Marketing
N Business and Administrative studies > N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
N Business and Administrative studies > N830 UK Tourism
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:15023
Deposited On:23 Sep 2014 11:03

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