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dc.creatorMcQueen, George Genung
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T18:30:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T18:31:04Z
dc.date.available2011-06-17T18:30:26Z
dc.date.available2011-06-17T18:31:04Z
dc.date.created2011-05
dc.date.issued2011-06-17
dc.date.submittedMay 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3349
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractHeritage tourism is one of the fastest growing sub-categories of the tourism industry, which is arguably the largest industry in the world. When communities and regions compete for a greater share of the heritage tourism market, the authenticity and integrity of a heritage can be compromised by the way it is represented. One way to represent heritage is a “cultural route,” which has recently been added to definition of “cultural heritage” in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The interpretation of a “cultural route,” however, continues to evolve, especially in Latin America. In anticipation of the bicentennial celebration of independence from Spain, two cultural routes were separately inaugurated in 2009: the Ruta del Libertador in Ecuador and Venezuela, and the Ruta Libertadora in Colombia. After providing an overview of the historical, political and cultural contexts that surround these routes, this paper draws upon a website content analysis to explores how national identity, cultural heritage and the legacy of Simón Bolívar are represented by the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. These observations and analyses show that while both routes represent a shared heritage, the differences in their representations straddle the definitions of “authenticity” and “cultural heritage,” as the Ruta Libertadora in Colombia is a “cultural route” and the Ruta del Libertador in Ecuador and Venezuela is a “cultural tourism route.” However, when considered together, the Ruta del Libertador and Ruta Libertadora are a cultural route that more accurately represents a crucial moment in Latin American history: the liberation of South America from Spain, led by Simón Bolívar, “El Libertador.”
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectCultural heritage
dc.subjectHeritage tourism
dc.subjectCultural routes
dc.subjectRuta del Libertador
dc.subjectRuta Libertadora
dc.subjectSimon Bolivar
dc.subjectEl Libertador
dc.subjectWebsite content analysis
dc.subjectLatin America
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectEcuador
dc.subjectVenezuela
dc.titleHeritage tourism in Latin America : cultural routes and the legacy of Simón Bolívar in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela
dc.date.updated2011-06-17T18:31:04Z
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studies
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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