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This is a book to take with you next time you visit a historic or heritage site. Its 50 'tactics' are designed to transform the way you look at these places and to get you thinking about the way the industry packages 'heritage'. This is a book to take with you next time you visit a historic or heritage site. Its 50 'tactics' are designed to transform the way you look at these places and to get you thinking about the way the industry packages 'heritage'.


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This is a book to take with you next time you visit a historic or heritage site. Its 50 'tactics' are designed to transform the way you look at these places and to get you thinking about the way the industry packages 'heritage'. This is a book to take with you next time you visit a historic or heritage site. Its 50 'tactics' are designed to transform the way you look at these places and to get you thinking about the way the industry packages 'heritage'.

15 review for Counter-Tourism: A Pocketbook: 50 Odd Things to Do in a Heritage Site

  1. 4 out of 5

    Richard Freeman

    The cheeky little brother of Counter-Tourism The Handbook, this pocket book actually gives you 55 counter-tourist tricks to use on days out. It’s a cut to the case version of the larger book, possibly for kamikaze counter-tourists. Here are some of the wonderful tips there in... When you get home from a pre-historic sigh, make some new earthworks in your back garden. Exchange a kiss with a statue. Take the Heritage Industry at its word-BE Romans! HOP! STEP BACK in time! TRIUMPH OVER EVIL! Be as over The cheeky little brother of Counter-Tourism The Handbook, this pocket book actually gives you 55 counter-tourist tricks to use on days out. It’s a cut to the case version of the larger book, possibly for kamikaze counter-tourists. Here are some of the wonderful tips there in... When you get home from a pre-historic sigh, make some new earthworks in your back garden. Exchange a kiss with a statue. Take the Heritage Industry at its word-BE Romans! HOP! STEP BACK in time! TRIUMPH OVER EVIL! Be as over-excited as the adverts invite you to be and THEN see how they cope with you! Go with a friend. Wear sunglasses. Close your eyes, while your friend leads you round the site, whispering lies about what they see. Then swap roles. Visit the gift shops as if they were the museums. As well as tips the book also lists some of the outrageous things the Industry says about itself. Some of the best hyperbole includes... “Speed boat trips. View History, Beauty & Wildlife at speeds of up to 60 mph” “Hop on one leg in beautiful surroundings.” “Our friendly team of butches...” “Mediaeval jousts-as seen on TV” The best however is to be found on the Counter-Tourism website http://www.countertourism.net/ “Meet Gilbert the station master and his pet frog.” 10/10

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    Chris

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    Alastair Kemp

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    Chris Sawle

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    Annie Koh

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    Polly Brewster

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    Neale Long

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jack

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