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Authenticity and Innovation

Experiencing Persian Heritage

ISBN: 978-1-78754-813-8, eISBN: 978-1-78754-812-1

Publication date: 6 September 2019


Recent political and socioeconomic events are providing Iran with the opportunity to become a high-profile destination. The question arises as to which strategic objectives can lead Iran to this end. Qualitative and quantitative improvements of hotel supply and the modernization of air transport should be the key objectives within this process. But the preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the maintenance of authenticity, must remain the core principle. This chapter focuses on the role of cultural heritage management policies and what their tourism development implies for the host population, which will be the beneficiary of sustainable and responsible tourism development.



Carbone, F., Farsani, N.T., Seyyedi, P. and Malek, A. (2019), "Authenticity and Innovation", Experiencing Persian Heritage (Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 207-220.



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