What is so great about heritage tourism? The way you talk about it makes it seem like you think it is better than other kinds of tourism. This came up the other day in a casual conversation about my current writing project.
This raises a question about the difference between enthusiasm for a topic or pastime and a subjective judgment about its place in one particular constructed hierarchy or another.
In the following podcast, I will talk with a new traveler about tourism in general then address how heritage tourism fits in with other forms or tourism and leisure activities.
In short, heritage tourism is not better than other types of tourism. It is one type of tourism; each traveler makes a judgment about its value.
In light of recent news in the Baltimore Sun that Baltimore City has contracted with a consultant to value a number of city landmarks with the possibility of selling or leasing them, it is important to explore Baltimore’s heritage and culture through the eyes of heritage travelers.
What are your thoughts on tourism in Baltimore? Please tell us about your favorite overlooked attraction.