BUI Thanh Huong
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Sustainability and Tourism
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2014/04~2017/03
Research Topic UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Social and Managerial Perspectives in Comparisons between Six Countries in Three Regions
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
KAKENHI Grant No. 26283020
Responsibility Research Contributor
Representative Person LEE Timothy
Details The study aimed to broaden the scope, expand the scale, deepen the level of analysis, and sharpen the methods of investigation of the socio-economic effects of WHS labeling for a selection of heritage destinations in three regions: North Asia, Southeast Asia and North America. The researchers of the project could collect updated and useful information on different UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, United States, and Mexico. The main outcomes of the project were that each of the six countries has faced unique and different situations, concerns, opportunities, government interventions, and branding image power of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The outcomes were collected from a series of stakeholder/expert interviews and questionnaire surveys in the six countries listed above.