Cultural Tourism from an Academic Perspective

Tina Orel Frank, Zorana Medaric


Cultural tourism is a rather new term that has been much discussed in  recent years. Despitemany empirical surveys dealing with the notion of cultural tourism, its definition remains elusive. The objective of this research is to investigate the presumably abundant differentiating experts’ views on howto define cultural tourismaswell as to spot the appearing ‘subgroups’ that the theory classifies as being subtypes of cultural tourism. To reach this objective, recently published scientific papers will be explored in terms of extracting experts’ perspective on defining cultural tourism. The paper aims at finding similarities as well as discrepancies among the obtained definitions. It also focuses on extracting authors’ views on what subgroup types could still be defined as a part of cultural tourism.

Keywords: cultural tourism, definition analysis, subtypes of cultural tourism


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