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Review article

Heritage rent – underlying theory and Croatian practice

Ivo Kunst ; Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

Since cultural monuments and/or heritage sites, depending on the degree of their international recognition, generate economic activity and contribute to the economy of the countries in which they are located, one should regard them as valuable economic resources. The aim of this work is to firstly, address the issue of economically effective and socially responsible management of cultural monuments and/or heritage sites. Second aim is to provide theoretical background and empirical reasons for the introduction of the so called “heritage rent” as an effective mean for long term preservation of tangible cultural heritage. Third aim of this paper is to draw attention to the Croatian experience with the introduction of the heritage rent. Despite the fact that there seems to be enough support for the introduction of heritage rent in areas (destinations) rich in cultural heritage, the introduction of heritage rent system in Croatia still suffers from a number of deficiencies. In order to improve the existing system, concrete solutions are offered, especially concerning the principle of heritage rent assessment, the determination of heritage rent liability, as well as the determination of the heritage rent generated (appropriated).

Keywords

public goods, heritage sites, preservation, experience economy, heritage rent, Croatia

Hrčak ID:

52939

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/52939

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