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A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism

Edited by Nancy Duxbury, Researcher and Co-coordinator, Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and Greg Richards, Professor of Placemaking and Events, Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor in Leisure Studies, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Original and thought-provoking, this book investigates how creative experiences, interactions, and place-specific dynamics and contexts combine to give shape to the expanding field of creative tourism across the globe. Exploring the evolution of research in this field, the authors investigate pathways for future research that advance conceptual questions and pragmatic issues.
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Publication Date: February 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 071 6
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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Original and thought-provoking, this book investigates how creative experiences, interactions, and place-specific dynamics and contexts are shaping the expanding field of creative tourism across the globe. Exploring the evolution of research in this field, the authors investigate pathways for future research that advance conceptual questions and pragmatic issues.

Bringing together an array of international perspectives and research approaches, this book investigates the growing synergies between creativity and tourism. Contributors from a variety of disciplines utilize key case studies to examine the development of creative tourism in both the global North and South, including: World Heritage Sites in Malaysia; small communities in Thailand; small town ‘creative outposts’ in Canada; community-engaged projects in rural Russia; Gangneung, Korea’s ‘coffee city’; the pioneering creative tourism city of Santa Fe; and a participatory museum in Croatia.

Both the growing diversity and scope of creative tourism and the expanding body of literature on this topic makes this timely Research Agenda a vital read for scholars of tourism studies, especially as it offers much-needed suggestions of areas for future research, at doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Tourism policy makers and creative tourism practitioners will also find this a useful read.
‘This fascinating new book with its diversity of authors and international case studies provides fresh insights into the dynamic field of creative tourism. The authors focus on topical themes such as experience design, co-creation, authenticity, transformation, sense of place and sustainability. The work identifies important gaps in research, as well as emphasizing implications for policy and planning’
– Melanie Kay Smith, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary
Contributors: M. Blapp, P. Brouder, M.-A. Delisle, N. Duxbury, M.L. Emmendoerfer, J. Erkkilä-Hill, I. Freitas, R. Gôja, B. Hanifl, M. Hiltunen, D.A. Jelinčić, T. Jokela, S.-M. Koistinen, H.d.S. Lopes, M. Matetskaya, O. Matos, S. Miettinen, O. Mitas, M. Pereira, P. Remoaldo , V. Ribeiro, G. Richards, M. Senkić, U.-S. Seo, A. Svyatunenko, S.-H. Tan, S.-K. Tan, T. Vongvisitsin, J. Wisansing

Contents:

1. Advancing creative tourism research and practice in a dynamic and diversifying context
Nancy Duxbury and Greg Richards

Part I The creative tourist and creative tourism experiences
2. Nurturing the creative tourist in Malaysia
Siow-Kian Tan and Siow-Hooi Tan

3. The role of authenticity in rural creative tourism
Manuela Blapp and Ondrej Mitas

4. The value of experience in culture and tourism: The power of emotions
Daniela Angelina Jelinčić and Matea Senkić

Part II Forms of creative tourism destinations
5. Creative tourism in creative outposts
Patrick Brouder

6. Stories of design, snow, and silence: Creative tourism landscape in Lapland
Satu Miettinen, Jaana Erkkilä-Hill, Salla-Mari Koistinen, Timo Jokela, and Mirja Hiltunen

7. Coffee tourism as creative tourism: Implications from Gangneung’s experiences
U-Seok Seo

8. Montréal: A creative tourism destination?
Marie-Andrée Delisle

Part III Creative tourism in local development
9. Creative tourism in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Brent Hanifl

10. Local impacts of creative tourism initiatives
Jutamas (Jan) Wisansing and Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin

11. The development of creative tourism in rural areas of Russia: Issues of entrepreneurial ability, cooperation, and social inclusion
Marina Matetskaya, Alexandra Svyatunenko, and Olga Gracheva

12. Creative tourist regions as a basis for public policy
Magnus Luiz Emmendoerfer

Part III Creative tourism networks and platforms
13. Good and not-so-good practices in creative tourism networks and platforms: An international review
Paula Remoaldo, Olga Matos, Isabel Freitas, Hélder Lopes, Vítor Ribeiro, Ricardo Gôja, and Miguel Pereira

14. Towards a research agenda in creative tourism: A synthesis of suggested future research trajectories
Nancy Duxbury and Greg Richards

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