BUI Thanh Huong
Department Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Sustainability and Tourism Position Professor
|UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Social and Managerial Perspectives in Comparisons between Six Countries in Three Regions
|Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
|Research Program Type
|Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|KAKENHI Grant No.
|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.