The Economic Value of Cultural Tourism

Determinants of Cultural Tourists’ Expenditures

Authored by: Celeste Eusébio , Maria João Carneiro , Elisabeth Kastenholz

The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415523516
eBook ISBN: 9780203120958
Adobe ISBN: 9781136324789


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The cultural tourism market is often referred to as one of the most rapidly growing segments, accounting nowadays for about 40 per cent of international tourist movements, with evidence pointing to a continuous increase of the market since the 1990s (Richards 2007) and to important economic impacts of this tourist segment at the destination level (Eusébio 2006). The importance of this market justifies increasing efforts in researching its features, behaviours and motivations.

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