Questions related to Indigenous Tourism

Questions related to Indigenous Tourism


/5 A: Questions related to the PP slides “Indigenous Tourism.”

1: What are inukshuks and what do they represent? What do they tell us about indigenous tourism?


2: Name some of the issues related to the development of tourism among the Kogi of Columbia.


3: What are the main issues connected to traditional ecological knowledge (TEK)? What are its advantages for the development of indigenous tourism?


4: What is the main issue related to the Nadaam Festival of Mongolia? Between the expectations of the Mongolian and that of the foreign tourists, what expectations should have priority? Give your reasons.


Questions related to Chapter 7 of Cultural Tourism


1: Name at least two key points that ought to be remembered with regard to the development of tourism.


2: Why are cultural tourism assets ideally suited to be developed as tourism demand generators?


3: How would you describe the main difference between a parasitic relationship and a symbiotic relationship with regard to the involvement of the facilitator and the provider of a cultural tourism experience?


4: What does it mean to define a cultural/heritage asset or destination as a product?


5: It is said that products exist conceptually at three levels. What are these three levels, how would you define them and give an example to illustrate what they mean?


6: Thinking in terms of the three levels that characterize a cultural tourism product, what is the potential of nature-based tourism?


7: What are the benefits of adopting a marketing approach to product development? What are the missed opportunities resulting from failing to do so? For your answer, select one of such benefits or missed opportunities by giving a concrete example of a product.


8: It is said that Tourism theory recognizes that a clear hierarchy of attractions exists in most destinations and that this hierarchy is defined by the degree of compulsion the tourist feels to visit them. Three types of attractions have been identified. What are they? Choose one of the three types and explain what it consists of by giving a concrete example.


9: What are the five main strategies to develop a cultural tourism attraction? Choose one of the five strategies and explain what it consists of (advantages and disadvantages) by giving a concrete example.


10: What does “tourismification” mean?


Questions related to “Indigenous tourism and the challenge of sustainability” (Jarkko Saarinen)



1: What are the main reasons why indigenous tourism is likely to grow as a type of cultural heritage tourism?


2: Do you think that the debate over who are the aboriginal people is relevant to cultural heritage tourism and management and why? Give at least one reason provided by the author.


3: What do you think is the biggest challenge for the development of indigenous cultural tourism?


4: What is the main issue that was reported in the tourism promotion of the OvaHimbas of Namibia?


/5 D: What-To-do Assignment

Imagine being in any city of the world for a few days. What would you like to do (or suggest other people to do) with regard to a cultural heritage site or destination? It could be visiting a museum, taking part in a cultural activity like learning a local skill, etc.

  • Give the URL and tell in two or three sentences (about 50 words) why this site or activity might be interesting to visit or do.
  • Example: What is the best way to visit Zadar (Croatia) and have fun?

Gaming is one of the many ways to transform a cultural heritage destination into something interesting for all people. More and more young people are familiar with video games where problems are to be solved, cognitive skilled are tested, etc. It is also a field where IT can contribute significantly.