Ethnic Tourism

Who is Exotic for Whom?

Authored by: Anya Diekmann

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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In the last two decades, urban tourism shifted from a heritage-focused supply to a broader offer (Maitland and Newman 2009). While ‘traditional’ urban tourism was concentrated mainly in and around historic city centres, the diversification of urban tourism has integrated new quarters and areas previously ignored by visitors. As Hoffman explains ‘the differentiation of formerly standardized markets has valorized multiculturalism and diversity, giving rise to new forms of cultural capital and creating interest in formerly unattractive places’ (Hoffman 2003b: 92).

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