||Tourism routes and trails: theory and practice
||CABI Publishing, 2020
||Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
This chapter explores the relationship between tourism and culture, and how routes acquire and express human and cultural values. Sections discuss: the magical dimension of tourism routes; the cultural value of routes; the work of the Council of Europe, the UNWTO and UNESCO in promoting the development of routes as ways of expressing the culture and cultures of humanity; and the uneasy coexistence between the worlds of tourism and cultural scholarship. The Blue Ridge Music Trails (USA) is presented as a case study to show how a cultural route can give travellers an understanding of a territory that is deeply rooted in tradition.