Cultural & Heritage Tourism Resources

A brief listing of resources to help organizations develop cultural and heritage tourism programs. Please note that the listing of these web sites is for informational use only, and does not constitute endorsement.

A Position Paper on Cultural and Heritage Tourism in the United States (Publication)

Cultural Heritage Tourism Resource Manual (Publication)

Cultural & Heritage Tourism Alliance
The Cultural & Heritage Tourism Alliance is a group of tourism marketing professionals who share the vision and challenge of increasing tourism to our towns, cities, regions and states through the promotion of authentic and unique cultural and heritage offerings. http://www.chtalliance.com/

National Park Service
Heritage Tourism (publication)

Common Ground: Preserving Our Nation’s Heritage (quarterly magazine)

CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship (scholarly journal)

Heritage News (monthly newsletter)

National Trust for Historic Preservation – Heritage Tourism Program
The Heritage Tourism Program provides assistance ranging from how-to cultural heritage tourism publications to consulting services tailored to meet the needs of individual clients.
Issues: www.preservationnation.org/issues/heritage-tourism/
Getting Started: www.culturalheritagetourism.org/howToGetStarted.htm
Toolkits: www.culturalheritagetourism.org/CulturalHeritageToolkits.htm

Partners in Tourism
Maintained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this site has been developed as a resource for organizations and individuals who are developing, marketing or managing cultural heritage tourism attractions or programs. This electronic clearinghouse includes a wealth of valuable information provided by members of Partners in Tourism, a coalition of national organizations and agencies with an interest in cultural heritage tourism. www.culturalheritagetourism.org/

Living Landscapes
Articles written by Brenda Barrett, former director of DCNR. The Living Landscape Observer is a new website, blog and monthly e-newsletter that offers commentary and information on the emerging field of large landscape conservation. This approach emphasizes the preservation of a “sense of place” and blends ingredients of land conservation, heritage preservation, and sustainable community development.
http://livinglandscapeobserver.net/