It is recognized that a conflict exists between heritage protection and tourism development, a conflict pronounced in developing countries. Against the backdrop of widespread exploitation of the World Heritage Sties to attract tourists, this research addresses the issue of the sustainability of tourism development at those sites. The study applies geographical tools in an examination of the geographical distribution of sites and their spatial relationship to tourist origin cities. Three major sources of threat that may compromise the protection of the heritage sites were identified, namely: population pressure, development policies of local economies, and a lack of financial support for heritage sites.
- Sustainable tourism
- World Heritage Sites
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
- Strategy and Management