Cultural Tourism: Its
Activities that develop it
Cultural tourism is based by visiting archeological sites,
historical places, museums, learning about traditional
crafts and other forms of arts, together with attending
cultural events such as exhibitions and festivals. However,
Cultural tourism remains the unique foundation of tourism.
Since the only purpose of the
cultural content directed to the tourists is improving the
General Tourism Sector and granting a complete development
of the country. Therefore, to ensure the developments,
several rules must be achieved in which we can introduce the
various cultural activities in order to improve the cultural
1- Making Occasions:
Today, cultural tourism does not rely exclusively on the
historical heritage of the country as new subjects of
cultural tourism are being
such as marking special occasions and using some circumstances which ensure creating various
in order to attract new groups of tourists and visitors.
However, join such occasions together with granting travel
good choice to travel. Some of the local events which can be
Amrit Athletic Games.
Restoration of Historical Routes:
The restoration of historical local and international
routes which were dedicated for pilgrims and traders,
together with their lakes, wells, hostels, shrines, and
other monuments and restore them to their original
architectural and historical design will improve cultural
tourism. The purpose of restoring historical routes, is to extend the tourism range in order
to cover different places which contain various tourism
basis and also developing the tourism sector.
In our case, we may restore the ancient hajj route that used to join
Arwad and Amrit (with the ancient Phoenician temples (such
as “Hosn Suleman”) via Hamen.
Cultural activities are considered one of the principal
motivations which may encourage tourists to visit and stay
in a certain place.
We set out here below some of such activates:
Musical Bands, Acting groups and Scout
groups are today extremely capable in organizing various
cultural events. The local social customs and traditional
music and literature are considered reflections of the
Country’s facts. Local heritage can also be displayed by
organizing plays, musical concerts, and shows performed by
the scouts in historical, archaeological sites.
Cultural Centres and Clubs:
Cultural centres play an important role in promoting
cultural tourism on the local and international levels.
These centres can organise exhibitions and a various
cultural activities, such as public lectures and musical
concerts, in order attract tourists.
Photographic exhibitions of touring sites play an important
role in promoting those sites and creating interaction
with the observer who take his decision in traveling
according to the knowledge and conviction which will lead
him for choosing the place to be visited. Also
Exhibitions of traditional crafts, artwork, fashion and
cuisine can extremely promote the cultural heritage.
culture tourism can also be practiced through
participating in conferences, workshops, attending
historical and religious festivals and reviving folkloric, as well as through official visits of the groups
delegations. Many countries hold scientific meetings,
seminars and conferences which are considered important
promotion and publicity of
To be continued