Area Tourism Professional Included in  “A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism”

Now available from Elgar Research Agendas

La Crosse, Wisconsin – February 2019 – Brent Hanifl from River Travel Media has been included in the new book “A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism” published by Elgar Research Agendas. Mr. Hanifl’s topic was focused on Creative Tourism in local development during his time in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Original and thought-provoking, this book investigates how creative experiences, interactions, and place-specific dynamics and contexts are shaping the expanding field of creative tourism across the globe. Exploring the evolution of research in this field, the authors investigate pathways for future research that advance conceptual questions and pragmatic issues.

Bringing together an array of international perspectives and research approaches, this book investigates the growing synergies between creativity and tourism. Contributors from a variety of disciplines utilize key case studies to examine the development of creative tourism in both the global North and South, including: World Heritage Sites in Malaysia; small communities in Thailand; small town ‘creative outposts’ in Canada; community-engaged projects in rural Russia; Gangneung, Korea’s ‘coffee city’; the pioneering creative tourism city of Santa Fe; and a participatory museum in Croatia.

Edited by Nancy Duxbury, Researcher and Co-coordinator, Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal and Greg Richards, Professor of Placemaking and Events, Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor in Leisure Studies, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

The book may be purchased here. 

About River Travel Media

River Travel Media was formed to capitalize on the nationally designated and internationally known Great River Road, 3,000 miles bordering the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to New Orleans. River Travel Media has roots in the Wisconsin portion of the River Road but will be offering services on both sides of the Mississippi down to northern Illinois in 2019 and plan to expand to the remainder of the road in 2020….find out more here.

International Contact
Nancy Duxbury
Researcher and Co-coordinator, Cities, Cultures, and Architecture Research Group Centre for Social Studies
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Local Contact
Brent Hanifl
River Travel Media