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|Title:||The “genius loci” of places that experience intense tourism development||Authors:||Christou, Prokopis A.
|Keywords:||Cyprus;Genius loci;Sustainable tourism;Tourist experience;Tourism development||Category:||Economics and Business||Field:||Social Sciences||Issue Date:||Apr-2019||Source:||Tourism Management Perspectives, 2019, Volume 30, Pages 19-32||Journal:||Tourism Management Perspectives||Abstract:||In classical Rome, the icon of a snake was used to depict the protection of place identity. This genius loci helped identify the quintessential elements of a place. The present study explores the extent to which places experiencing significant tourism development have lost their genius loci. Findings are derived from a comparative appraisal of archival and current landscape photographs, supported by an exploratory study at a particular setting. The fieldwork reveals that tourism activity is predominantly accountable for changes in a place's genius loci and that certain sites seem to possess attributes that retain that “genius”. Points of reference are identified so that destinations can regain their lost genius loci.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/13611||ISSN:||2211-9736||DOI:||10.1016/j.tmp.2019.01.002||Rights:||© 2019 Elsevier Ltd||Type:||Article|
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