n Journal for Contemporary History - Omstredenheid oor die ontwikkeling van kulturele erfenistoerisme : die diskoers gedurende die afgelope twee dekades

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



This article discusses the discourse about cultural heritage tourism, both within and outside of South Africa's borders. The various opinions that are currently held about what cultural heritage tourism is, form part of the current debate. As the discourse about cultural heritage became more heated, this facet of tourism was included as the interest of the public in cultural heritage came to the fore. The article indicates the wide spectrum of opinions that exist regarding cultural heritage tourism. As is clearly indicated in research, the subject is in its infancy. One positive point is that the South African authorities are becoming more involved in the implementation of and discussions surrounding cultural heritage tourism.

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