This contribution is part of a wider project in which the cultural and natural heritage in some areas of Oman was mapped in order to build a tourist app. The analysis methodology adopted was necessary in order to create an app that would respond to the demand of a tourist who is the architect of his own journey, choosing facilities, itineraries and having tools and services similar to those used in his daily life. Ultimately, the mission of this project was to capture the tourist essence of Oman in order to provide, through the app, interaction tools capable of creating a channel of communication between the user and the local community, and - in the future - to trigger a viral process of sharing (for example, through social networks) to attract new potential tourists. The focus of this contribution is the Jabel Shams and Jabel Akdhar mountains, studied through the methodological approach of the New Heritage literature in order to enhance, through the forms of participatory tourism, the mountain territory from a sustainable point of view, which today presents a heritage of cultural and natural assets that can be enhanced through alternative forms of tourism such as camping and glamping.

Geomapping. Cultural enhancement practices of the Jabel Shams and Jabel Akdhar mountains in Oman, 2022.

Geomapping. Cultural enhancement practices of the Jabel Shams and Jabel Akdhar mountains in Oman

Monica Morazzoni
2022

Abstract

This contribution is part of a wider project in which the cultural and natural heritage in some areas of Oman was mapped in order to build a tourist app. The analysis methodology adopted was necessary in order to create an app that would respond to the demand of a tourist who is the architect of his own journey, choosing facilities, itineraries and having tools and services similar to those used in his daily life. Ultimately, the mission of this project was to capture the tourist essence of Oman in order to provide, through the app, interaction tools capable of creating a channel of communication between the user and the local community, and - in the future - to trigger a viral process of sharing (for example, through social networks) to attract new potential tourists. The focus of this contribution is the Jabel Shams and Jabel Akdhar mountains, studied through the methodological approach of the New Heritage literature in order to enhance, through the forms of participatory tourism, the mountain territory from a sustainable point of view, which today presents a heritage of cultural and natural assets that can be enhanced through alternative forms of tourism such as camping and glamping.
Inglese
2021
Vicky Katsoni
Transcending Borders in Tourism Through Innovation and Cultural Heritage
597
614
978-3-030-92490-4
978-3-030-92491-1
Switzerland
Cham
Springer
esperti anonimi
internazionale
A stampa
Settore M-GGR/01 - Geografia
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