One central element of any region’s global appeal is its quality of place. While this term is often understood to refer to the environmental integrity and natural beauty of a place, including its green spaces, waterfronts and biodiversity, an even more important dimension is the critical mass of cultural activities that make up the life, outlook, creativity and ethos of a community. In this regard, there is an inextricable link between culture and tourism to the extent that the amenities that appeal to tourists are often a function of a region’s density of cultural assets, such as performing arts, spectator sports, heritage amenities, amusement and recreation activities.

Authors: Charles Conteh and Carol Phillips

Published By: Niagara Community Observatory

Publication Date: July 2019

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