publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Visitors' experience, place attachment and sustainable behaviour at cultural heritage sites: A conceptual framework

Haywantee Ramkissoon; Alessandra Marasco; Piera Buonincontri;
Open Access
  • Published: 26 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Sustainable tourism research has attracted wide interest from scholars and practitioners. While several heritage sites are mandated to provide optimum visitor satisfaction with increasing competition in the market, managers of heritage sites face growing challenges in striking a balance between consumption and conservation. This calls for promoting more sustainable behaviours among consumers of heritage. This study proposes a conceptualization of sustainable behaviour for heritage consumers. Using the attitude–behaviour relationship underpinned by the Theory of Reasoned Action, it develops and proposes a conceptual framework that integrates visitors’ heritage ex...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_MISCELLANEOUSData_GENERAL
free text keywords: sustainable heritage behaviour, heritage experience, general behaviour, site-specific behaviour, Environmental effects of industries and plants, TD194-195, Renewable energy sources, TJ807-830, Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Conceptual framework, Cultural heritage management, Sustainable tourism, Cultural heritage, Sociology, Industrial heritage, Site manager, Place attachment, Environmental ethics, Values
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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