Heritage Tourism In Florida: A Choice Between The Beach And Cultural Heritage


Florida’s maritime cultural heritage is rich with history from Native American eras to more contemporary remains of World Wars. This cultural heritage is not only the evidence of past, but also contributes to Florida’s character and people’ sense of place and identity, and if preserved and used well, develop economy. Many cultural heritage attractions and tourist facilities contribute to raise awareness about Florida maritime cultural heritage, and to promote heritage tourism. A sustainable heritage tourism can benefit from collaboration, community involvement, interactive and engaging programs, authenticity, and well-preserved cultural heritage. The present paper provides an assessment of heritage tourism in Florida, based on the data collected from heritage tourism experts, heritage managers, as well as tourists. The research identifies gaps and potentials in the management of different heritage attractions with the ultimate objective of offering recommendation for improvement of heritage tourism strategies and policy in future.

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Heritage Tourism In Florida: A Choice Between The Beach And Cultural Heritage. Sorna Khakzad, Michael B Thomin, Samantha Seals, Stacey Burchette. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441438)

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