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UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development announces new online courses in Cultural Tourism and Festivals and Events

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is pleased to announce the launch of two new online courses on cultural More...

So exactly what does the customer want? Response from a literary/cultural tourist

Steven Thorne’s informative series of posts on ‘place based’ tourism, and his contention that there is a strong desire in many travelers to enrich themselves More...

How America’s cultural tourism industry has left Canada behind

Several years ago, I was on the phone with Louise Stevens. Louise is an arts consultant in the United States, who, along with her husband More...

Canada’s cultural tourism industry: The numbers shouldn’t surprise us

In my last post, I talked about place-based cultural tourism – an approach to destination planning I’ve developed to maximize a community’s ability to attract More...

Place-based cultural tourism: A new planning paradigm

For the past decade, my work has focused on destination planning for cultural tourism.  Using principles and practices of cultural planning pioneered by my friend More...