Developing heritage tourism in Ireland in the 1990s

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Heritage tourism has developed as an international phenomenon, based on the historical and cultural resources of tourism destinations. This paper considers the role of heritage tourism as a product being developed by Ireland's tourism industry at a time when government policy is committed to the expansion of tourist arrivals to 5 million by the mid-1990s. The role of the National Tourism Organisation-Bord Filte-is critically examined in relation to its strategy to provide a framework for the development of heritage tourism in Ireland, and the implications for tourism development are discussed. © 1994 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages11
JournalTourism Recreation Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


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