The spirit of place between the intangible and the tangible

Del Bianco, Paolo (2008) The spirit of place between the intangible and the tangible. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

“Life Beyond Tourism” is a project for a new style of tourism. Currently being tested in Florence, it can be experienced, measured, criticized and improved on. It's a flower whose petals are the “encounters”, “communication”, “knowledge”, “conservation” and “economy” (Figure 1). It's a new vision of tourism, not consumer-driven and not standardized but strategically designed: - to safeguard “spirit of place”; - to communicate “spirit of place”; - to encourage visitors of all cultural levels to truly familiarize with their destination; - to promote acquaintance and friendship among tourists from different countries; - to foster a sense of respect in a non-standardized context. In “Life Beyond Tourism”: - people working in the tourist business give their work added value by not only providing a service but also by being aware that they are working to promote peace; - tourists become potential heralds of peace; - sites reaffirm their identity as “laboratories” for familiarization with, and for the enhancement and communication of “spirit of place”.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Del Bianco, Paolo
Languages: English
Keywords: tourism; spirit of place; intangible heritage; conservation; tourism management
Subjects: I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 06. Types of tourism (urban, rural, religious...)
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 07:22
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12

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