Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6767
Title: Creating an Authentic Tourist Site?: The Australian Standing Stones, Glen Innes
Contributor(s): Connell, John (author); Rugendyke, Barbara A (author)
Publication Date: 2010
DOI: 10.1080/00049180903535600
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/6767
Abstract: Developing and sustaining a tourist economy in regional Australia has required innovative strategies. Shifts towards cultural tourism have resulted in the revitalisation of heritage and the development of tourist sites that are authentic (re)presentations of past landscapes and peoples. In Australia, where European heritage is comparatively young, lateral thinking, creative licence and municipal efforts have been required. The Australian Standing Stones at Glen Innes were constructed to enhance the region's perceived Celtic heritage and stimulate tourism. Tourists at the site have discerned elements of heritage and authenticity despite their recent construction. Creating a distinctive tradition, however tenuously linked to history, can be an effective means of branding place and stimulating tourism.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Geographer, 41(1), p. 87-100
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0004-9182
1465-3311
Field of Research (FOR): 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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