Historical Replication Preserves Cultural Heritage

7 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2020

Date Written: November 1, 2019


We propose a radically new approach to deal with major negative effects resulting from over-tourism. The major attractions of heavily visited historical sites are to be identically replicated in a new location emphasizing a vivid historical experience supported by modern technology. In the near future, an enormous increase in the number of tourists is predicted due to low flight prices and a great increase of cruise ship passengers. The local populations will be exposed to strong negative external effects, the cultural site will be damaged, and the environment polluted. Under our proposal, tourists will no longer visit the historical sites but will be exposed to Historical Replicas (HIRE) with more intense historical experience achieved through modern technology (such as holograms). Our proposal provides an alternative to today’s overcrowded historical sites doomed to destruction by over-tourism.

Keywords: historical replication, overtourism, overcrowding, cultural tourism

JEL Classification: R11, Z10, Z28, Z30, Z32

Suggested Citation

Frey, Bruno S. and Briviba, Andre, Historical Replication Preserves Cultural Heritage (November 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3491127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3491127

Bruno S. Frey (Contact Author)

CREMA ( email )

Südstrasse 11
Zurich, CH 8008
+41 44 380 00 78 (Phone)

University of Basel ( email )

Peter Merian-Weg 6
Basel, 4002

Andre Briviba

CREMA ( email )

Suedstrasse 11
Zurich, CH 8008

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