Relationship between tourism and cultural heritage management: Evidence from Hong Kong

Robert Douglas McKercher, Pamela S.Y. Ho, Hilary du Cros

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This paper examines the nature of the relationship between tourism and cultural heritage management in the established urban destination of Hong Kong. In the past, conflict theory has formed the basis of most of the studies of relationships between tourism and other sectors. However, a conflict paradigm may not be the most appropriate framework. Instead, the authors outline a continuum reflecting different levels of maturity in the relationship between these two sectors. Seven different possible relationships are identified, that are influenced by five mitigating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-548
Number of pages10
JournalTourism Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005


  • Conflict
  • Cultural heritage management
  • Cultural tourism
  • Relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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