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Tourism and nationalist narratives seem to live off rather similar arguments based on history, memories, national culture and authenticity. This chapter shows how the Portuguese Estado Novo dealt with the tourist industry, in particular during its first two decades, and how this nationalist-oriented regime made use of tourist representations to justify and promote its ideology. The role performed by António Ferro, the head of the Official Board for National Propaganda and of the National Board for Information, Popular Culture and Tourism, as well as the organization of several institutional meetings and events, is discussed within this framework.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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Sustainability of Tourism: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives This book examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of various methods in order to maintain sustainable tourism development. The list of policies and practices is based on a selection of the most recent topics, providing many real-world examples and cases in relation to culture and nature-based environmental issues, representing both individual businesses and tourist destinations with an international focus. Structured with 15 chapters altogether, the principles and guidelines discussed apply equally to different product levels in tourism such as museums, cities, regions, and countries. This volume is intended as a supplementary textbook for further reading.