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Mining Heritage and Mining Tourism

Jelen Jakub ()
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Jelen Jakub: Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science,Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Czech Journal of Tourism, 2018, vol. 7, issue 1, 93-105

Abstract: The mining industry leaves behind a large number of tangible or intangible remains. A part of them can be used by different actors as a mining heritage. Specific cultural or social values and meanings, which remind of the importance of mining in the past and today, are represented through this mining heritage. To preserve them, the heritage must be passed to future generations. One of the ways is mining tourism. However, the relation between the mining heritage and tourism is not simple as the complex mining heritage has many specific features that differ from the traditional tourist attractions and conceal many pitfalls. The aspects of authenticity or approaches to heritage interpretation are also important.

Keywords: mining heritage; mining tourism; interpretation; development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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