From time to time, the Abbe team reviews books for
our audiences; whether they are teachers looking for a good book for their
classrooms or a library trying to find an appropriate book for a children’s
program on Native Americans, we hope to be useful in our recommendations.A new book is on the market and it is
extremely useful for tribal museums and communities that are making cultural
tourism plans.Written in a practical,
accessible, and realistic manner, Susan Guyette’s Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Small-Scale Solutions is a must-have
reference for tribal communities working with limited resources, but are
committed to inviting tourists and other visitors to engage in cultural
From the author -
Cultural tourism of the future will foster
authenticity and learning experiences through small-scale, linked enterprise
The interface between museums and tourism offers potential for visitor
education as well as income for museum programs.
the diversity of traditions, lifeways, and cultural values is a core concern in
rural and Indigenous communities. With a careful planning effort, cultural
pride is inspired and resources are generated for cultural retention—with a
museum as the community hub. As a community adjusts to changing economic
conditions, cultural tourism holds the potential to be one of several options
considered for museum resiliency.
This practical text guides planning and development
regional linkages, the tourism plan, visitor surveys, marketing, cultural
centers and museums, job creation, enterprise development, and evaluation of
sustainability. A new paradigm for a
cultural value-based approach is discussed with examples throughout the book.
Ph.D. (Métis – Micmac and Acadian French) has 25 years of direct experience
working with Indigenous and rural communities in cultural tourism, as well as
cultural centers and museums. She is the author of Planning for Balanced Development: A Guide for Rural and Native
American Communities, the co-author of award winning Zen Birding: Connect in Nature, 2010, and the author of several
texts for American Indian Studies. She is the owner of Santa Fe Planning &
Research in New Mexico (USA). www.susanguyette.com
To order the book, visit Amazon.com (ISBN: 978-0-9858788-0-1) or
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