Over the last two decades, cultural tourism has moved from a special interest niche market into the mainstream of tourism supply and demand. In recent years, cultural tourism has been one of the fastest growing aspects of tourism. Moreover, cultural tourism has been hailed recently as the panaceas to many of the ills which persist in much of the tourism industry.
Culture and tourism will become one of the growing industries in the world in the next new millennium. We have a rich and diverse cultural heritage which ensures world ' s capacity to attract international cultural tourists. World gives a competitive advantage in the highly competitive tourism industry.
We need more information concerning the characteristics of cultural tourism and how managerial and political programs should be organized to attract tourists in the most effective manner. We will share ideas and suggestions on how to share cultural tourism development. The information will be useful for managerial and political implications. We will be the driving force for growth in these industries during the new millennium.
Our World Cultural Tourism Association aims to provide an opportunity for international educators, tourism and hospitality students, government officials, policy-makers and tourism planners and industry executives to explore issues.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people involved in making our world community a reality. Many thanks to all of you for your contribution to our association:
The effort of our association can be an effective and insightful directions for cultural tourism management. Those provide a more robust and multi-dimensional understanding of the cultural tourism. The information enables managers and policy-makers to more effectively and efficiently design managerial and political techniques.
Especially, I would like to convey my thanks to those who sponsored our association for their continued support and inspiration behind this endeavor.