Tourism and cultural change

Authored by: Melanie Kay Smith

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415662482
eBook ISBN: 9780203072332
Adobe ISBN: 9781135099145


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Socio-cultural impacts The impacts of tourism which affect the lifestyles, traditions and culture(s) of local residents or hosts in a tourism destination. This might include the commercialisation of culture (e.g. mass production of arts and crafts; the staging of dance or other performances), demonstration effects (e.g. local people copying tourist behaviour), as well as major changes in social practices and rituals.

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