Authenticity and innovation

Fabio Carbone, Neda Torabi Farsani, Peyman Seyyedi, Anahita Malek

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Recent political and socioeconomic events are providing Iran with the opportunity to become a high-profile destination. The question arises as to which strategic objectives can lead Iran to this end. Qualitative and quantitative improvements of hotel supply and the modernization of air transport should be the key objectives within this process. But the preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, as well as the maintenance of authenticity, must remain the core principle. This chapter focuses on the role of cultural heritage management policies and what their tourism development implies for the host population, which will be the beneficiary of sustainable and responsible tourism development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperiencing Persian Heritage
EditorsAntonia Correia, Metin Kozak, A.I. Rodrigues
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78754-812-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-78754-813-8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2019


  • Iran
  • Tourism development
  • Destination branding
  • Human capital
  • Innovation


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