(Article of book en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Tourism and Heritage : A Tense Relationship

published at : Protecting Siam's heritage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



After tourism becomes an industry and a commercial activity, profits become the driving factor that decide which activity or cultural product, or form of performing art, appeals most to consumers and the market. In this way, cultural treasures are transformed into commodities. But as soon as cultural heritage becomes commodities that are bought and sold, they become products defined by what sells well or in great volumes and what appeals to the consumer most. This is the inherent source of conflict in the tourism versus heritage protection debate. A far greater importance should be given to the process of cross-cultural exchange and the exchange of values, of which tourism is a key part. - (GL)



Published at : Collection The Journal of the Siam Society / ISBN 978-616-215-059-3 ;

Editor : The Siam Society under Royal Patronage, Bangkok ; Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2013)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 100 [pp. 93-102]

Bibliographic references : dissem.

Collation : index



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