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How culture and heritage tourism boosts more than a visitor economy

How culture and heritage tourism boosts more than a visitor economy | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Culture and heritage tourism plays a critical role in building the visitor economy and goes even beyond that. A recent survey showed that over 50% of respondents polled agreed that history and culture are strong influences on their choice of holiday destination. Statistics also indicate that culture and heritage tourism continues to grow as rapidly, especially in OECD and APEC regions. The global value of culture and heritage tourism is valued at well over $1 billion, with that of the Asia Pacific region being approximately $327 million. It is already directly responsible for over 50 million jobs in APEC countries, with the indirect benefits of culture and heritage tourism thought to be of the order of $1 billion and accounting for a further 75 million jobs across the region. 

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UNESCO world heritage listing bid for Adelaide Hills, Barossa

UNESCO world heritage listing bid for Adelaide Hills, Barossa | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
SOUTH Australia will be asked to launch a bid for UNESCO World Heritage listing for vineyards and farmland in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale.
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TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014: Australian War Memorial our top attraction

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2014: Australian War Memorial our top attraction | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Attractions, highlighting the top landmarks and parks around the globe.
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