subject of this review is the relationship between three
phenomena, heritage, tourism, and its context of places.
This triangular relationship has been viewed in three main
ways namely as automatically harmonious, inevitably in conflict
or potentially sustainable. The basis for a sustainable
heritage tourism can be investigated in two directions.
First by examining the management of heritage for tourists
which requires answers to the questions, ‘why are tourists
interested in heritage?’ and ‘how do tourists use heritage?’
Secondly heritage tourism can be managed for the attainment
of local objectives, frequently local economic development,
which requires investigation of the relationship between
heritage and places and between heritage tourism and local
economies. The extent to which these questions have been
posed and answered in the research literature is reviewed.