• Cultural and heritage tourism adds $6.4 million a year to the local economy

    Author(s):
    Ian Willis (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    History, Place Studies
    Subject(s):
    Australia, New South Wales, New South Wales--Camden, Tourism, Heritage tourism
    Item Type:
    Blog Post
    Tag(s):
    tourism, Cultural tourism, Heritage tourism, Museum, gallery, economic growth
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/29ab-6m10
    Abstract:
    New research shows that cultural and heritage tourism is worth around $6.4 million per year to the Camden Local Government Area. Destination NSW (2019) defines cultural and heritage tourism as ‘a tool of economic development that achieves economic growth through attracting visitors from outside a host community, who are motivated wholly or in part by interest in the historical, artistic, scientific or lifestyle/heritage offerings of a community, region, group or institution’ Two case studies of cultural and heritage tourism within the Camden Local Government Area provide insights into the importance of this type of tourism. The volunteer-run Camden Museum is one of the most prominent destinations, with around 6000 day-tripper visitors annually, worth around $840,000 to the local economy per year. The Alan Baker Art Gallery has about 6500 day-tripper visitors annually, worth around $910,000 to the local economy annually.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    9 months ago
    License:
    Attribution

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