Railway heritage and tourism


Dr. Geoffrey Bird and Michael V. Conlin from the School of Tourism and Hospitality have co-edited a new book entitled Railway Heritage & Tourism: Global Perspectives. This book is a collection of cases that explore challenges faced by heritage railway operators and the relationships to tourism.

Publisher's Summary:

This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.

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