A 3000 word essay on a?the importance of authenticity in cultural tourism”

The essay must consider the role of culture in tourism development and how tourism developers use
culture to sell tourism destinations. The analysis must consider concept and features of authenticity, the concept
of staged authenticity, importance of authenticity in developing cultural tourism products, and challenges and
issues in retaining authenticity in cultural tourism, The application of theory and analysis of suitable examples is
required. This should be clearly written in an essay format and be fully referenced using the Harvard system.
Suggested structure
a? Introduction to the topic with a discussion of the role of culture in tourism development. (approximately
500 words)
a? A theoretical discussion of authenticity and culture in tourism (approximately (800 words)
a? A discussion on the importance of authenticity in developing cultural tourism destinations (1000)
a? An analytical discussion on the challenges and issues in retaining authenticity in cultural tourism
(approximately 1000 words)
a? A discussion on the implications of your findings to tourism policy makers (approximately 400 words)
a? Conclusion (approximately 300 words)