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Tourism in Greenwich
Key points from Smiths (2002)…
WHS can be affected by many factors
The Maritime Greenwich became WHS in 1997
Tensions between the ‘need to protect’ and the ‘need to provide access’. The site is important for education for public, but it must never be allowed to diminished (Borley, 1995).
WHS is the most visible attraction in any culture around the world.
Greenwich is a historical town located in an urban combination.
Transport and traffic were the major problem in Greenwich.
“Greenwich Card Scheme”
Many locals are proud of Greenwich as a WHS.
Visitor Management has a high impact on tourism in Greenwich…
Greenwich Information Desk
http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/ Visit Greenwich site
Where: The Old Royal Navel College
What do they do: Provide information and advice about Greenwich, London and the UK
When: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm Closed 24th, 25th & 26th December
Role of TIC and their contribution to tourism in Greenwich…
TICs provide travel and tourist destinations information. They help visitors decide where to go and what to do (Wong and McKercher, 2011).
TIC in one of the first impressions visitors have on destinations.
Lack of focus on WHS from TIC guide influenced visitors awareness of the attractions in Greenwich (Smiths, 2002).
Greenwich attracts over 18 million visitors per year and generates up to £12 billion for the local economy.
Visit Greenwich is the main factor of delivering and promoting tourism in Greenwich.
They work closely with other partners and stakeholders to ensure best visitor experience is offered.
Who comes to Greenwich…
Residents and workers viewpoints…
Local businesses viewpoints
Greenwich as a designation…
Smiths (2002) suggested for TIC to improve their reputation and have bigger role in scattering visitors through Greenwich WHS.
Lyu, S.O. and Hwang, J. (2015) ‘Are the days of tourist information centers gone? Effects of the ubiquitous information environment’, Tourism Management, 48, pp. 54–63. doi: 10.1016/j.tourman.2014.11.001.
http://www.visitgreenwich.org.uk/ (Accessed 19th October 2016)