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Heritage tourism and the preservation of historic architecture: The case of Savannah, Georgia

K Winson-Geideman

WIT Transactions on the Built Environment | WIT Press | Published : 2007

Abstract

Savannah, Georgia is an outstanding example of a city with well-preserved building stock and a successful tourist economy, a position that many other communities would like to replicate. The purpose of this research is to preliminarily explore the evidence that links historic preservation with increased tourism expenditure using statistics and data acquired from several sources. Results support the symbiotic relationship between historic preservation and tourist expenditures.

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