The Mutual Relation between Identity and Cultural Tourism (Reimaging Historic Districts)

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt


Since the civilizations began, humans have travelled. Food,
water, safety or acquisition of resources, through trade, was the
early travel goals; but the idea of travel for pleasure or 
exploration rapidly emerged. Today, tourism has become a 
collection of activities, services, and industries that deliver a 
travel experience for individuals or groups that are travelling 
away from home. Cultural Tourism has been defined as 'the
movement of persons to cultural attractions away from their
normal places of residence, with the intention to gather new 
information and experiences to satisfy their cultural needs'. These 
cultural needs can include the solidification of one's own cultural 
identity, with respect to cultural diversity. Currently, Cultural 
Tourism is growing in importance on the national and 
international levels.