Historic buildings and the creation of experiencescapes: looking to the past for future success

TRESIDDER, Richard and DEAKIN, Emmie (2019). Historic buildings and the creation of experiencescapes: looking to the past for future success. Journal of Tourism Futures.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the role that the creative re-use of historic buildings can play in the future development of the experiences economy. The aesthetic attributes and the imbued historic connotation associated with the building help create unique and extraordinary “experiencescapes” within the contemporary tourism and hospitality industries. Design/methodology/approach: This paper provides a conceptual insight into the creative re-use of historic buildings in the tourism and hospitality sectors, the work draws on two examples of re-use in the UK. Findings: This work demonstrates how the creative re-use of historic buildings can help create experiences that are differentiated from the mainstream hospitality experiences. It also identifies that it adds an addition unquantifiable element that enables the shift to take place from servicescape to experiencescape. Originality/value: There has been an ongoing debate as to the significance of heritage in hospitality and tourism. However, this paper provides an insight into how the practical re-use of buildings can help companies both benefit from and contribute to the experiences economy.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/JTF-04-2019-0034
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 11:56
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 12:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25035

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