Chapter 20 Tourism, heritage protection and utilization in China
Restricted access

With a vast land area, long history and rich cultural diversity, China is rich in heritage resources and has high potential for heritage tourism development. However, with a relatively short modern history of tourism and a great demand for further development, heritage tourism in China faces many challenges. This chapter analyses the current multistakeholder management structure of heritage tourism in China and discusses its implications for heritage tourism management practices. In addition, with case studies of two Great Wall World Heritage Sites in Beijing, issues concerning community participation in heritage tourism are presented and discussed. The shared tourism use between different types of visitors and residents are analysed with case studies of the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven World Heritage Sites.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Other access options

Redeem Token

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institutional Access

Personal login

Log in with your Elgar Online account

Login with you Elgar account