Planning considerations of urban cultural tourism: A case study of four UK cities

Yi De Liu*

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Cultural tourism can be used to achieve a wide range of tourism policy goals. To reflect the diversity of both resources and tourists, planning is necessary. The aim of this research is to identify critical factors of cultural tourism planning, and group them into dimensions. The four dimensions developed are: inherent resources, created resources, marketing and partnership. Moreover, taking case study as the research method, four UK cities (London, Edinburg, Glasgow and Liverpool) with abundant experience in developing cultural tourism were selected to test the model's applicability. Finally, the data of this study is derived from literature review, document analysis and observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


  • Case study
  • Cultural tourism
  • Tourism planning
  • UK.
  • Urban tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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