Film-Induced Heritage Site Conservation

Steve Pan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Chris Ryan, The University of Waikato Management School, published “Film-Induced Heritage Site Conservation: The Case of Echoes of the Rainbow” on November 1st, 2011 in the OnlineFirst section of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here. Professor Pan kindly provided the following responses to his article.

Who is the target audience for this article?

Readers interested in media, tourism and conservation

What inspired you to be interested in this topic?

To trace and empirically identify the interactions of different stakeholders along the urban renewal process so as to understand the role media play in this process.

How do you see this study influencing future research and/or practice?

It provides empirical support to the role media play in influencing policy decisions that are related to potential cultural tourism assets.

How does this study fit into your body of work/line of research?

It fits well into my research area in media-related tourism issues.

How did your paper change during the review process?

It became more comprehensive and more related to urban image in terms of architecture and films.

What, if anything, would you do differently if you could go back and do this study again?

The reviewers have helped pointed out those directions-that is, incorporating perspectives on urban architecture and films’ impact on destination image.

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