The Theme tourism podcast features short reports looking at how different themes are used to promote tourism. It is produced by students of tourism at Turismo Sant Ignasi of the University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain.
Indiana Jones, Petra & Films and Tourism
(7:26min / 3.4MB) Show Notes: Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade is one example of a historical site (Petra) that has been used in a film. Arturo Peris and Hipolito Michel Ussene talk about Petra, the Indiana Jones films and the impact that this film and others have had on the promotion of tourism. And finally... You can listen to this podcast using Odeo. Here is my Odeo Channel (odeo/f6eeca0360a63426)
Cruise Tourism: Miami & Barcelona
(4:13min / 3.9MB) Show Notes: This time, Anna Tomás Lisbona & Verónica Salmerón Montava tell us about the cruise tourism that operates from both the Miami and Barcelona ports.
Cava: A tour of the Freixenet "caves"
(4:05min / 3.07MB) Show Notes: By Montse Parra and Roser Romero Montse and Roser take us on a tour of the Freixenet "caves", where cava (Catalan sparkling wine) is produced. This is located in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia in Catalonia.
Historical Tourism in Spain: the chance to not forget
(3:14min / 3MB) Show Notes: By Nuria Valero Tourism related to the Spanish Civil War is not common in Spain for a variety of reasons. However, some initiatives have started to appear, as Nuria Valero points out in this report.
Flamenco and Tourism
(2:28min / 2.3MB) Show Notes: By Beatriz Tomeo Flamenco is a big draw for the tourists who travel to Andalucia, in the south of Spain. What exactly is the attraction, and just where can you go to see and hear this rich musical tradition? In this podcast, Beatriz explains the answers to these and other questions.
The Fight For the Robin Hood legend
6:59 minutes ( 6.40 MB) Background music : Nokturne by Ekho Transcript: The Fight for the Robin Hood legend Robin Hood, he stole from the rich to feed the poor. Almost everybody has heard of Robin Hood, the famous English outlaw, a legend of books, film and TV. They say he lived around 700 years ago, but like most legends, he never really lived. Does anyone care that the man never existed? That the stories about him and his band of merry men – Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlett and others are as much an invention as the supposed love of his life, Maid Marion, and the fictitious rivalry between him and the Sheriff of Nottingham? Nobody really minds. Not the thousands of tourists that visit the famous sites of Sherwood Forest, every year, posing in front of the enormous oak tree where Robin and his group of merry men supposedly used to hide out. Or those visitors to Nottingham castle, to the Robin Hood experience, in the same city, or to Robin’s grave nearby. The tourists are happy, and Nottinghamshire tourist board are happy too. Why wouldn’t they be? With the Robin Hood legend generating millions of pounds worth of income every year? In fact, it’s the main reason why tourists come to Nottingham, to seek out the facts behind the legend, to imagine how it might have been in those romantic times of old. Fighting for a just cause, to help the poor, against the nasty rich people who now seem to have won the battle in modern times. But all is not well in Robin Hood country, and the Nottinghamshire tourist authority have shown themselves to be very unlike the hero they say is one of them, trying to hold onto all the tourist money in the face of new competition from their poorer neighbour, Yorkshire. This neighbouring county, in 2004, caused a stir when they renamed an airport, taking the Robin Hood name. This, according to Nottinghamshire, was akin to firing the first arrow. Robin Hood airport, said Nottinghamshire, defrauds the public because it gives tourists the impression that Robin Hood came from and is associated with Yorkshire, instead of Nottinghamshire. ‘Oh really?’ came the reply from Yorkshire. ‘Well, actually, Yorkshire has as many places associated with Robin Hood as Nottinghamshire. Take, for example, Robinhood village, where Robin used to frequently meet his men before poaching. Or Barnsdale, the possible birthplace of Robin according to some stories. And then there’s Loxley, another possible birthplace., and a name much associated with Robin. Tourists can even visit Robin Hood’s grave in Kirklees Hall, symbolising the spot where the dying Robin shot an arrow, asking his trusty friend little John to bury him where the arrow landed. So, to Nottingham’s dismay, the sleeping giant of Yorkshire seemed to be stirring and looking for ways of diversifying. Although the county has themes more properly considered their own, and has traditionally promoted its natural beauty, wallowing in its gorgeous hills and spectacularly rugged countryside as the main attraction for visitors, it now looked as if in the scramble for a bigger piece of the tourist pie, the county was about to exploit its connections with the legendary hero previously monopolised by Nottinghamshire. How did Nottinghmashire react? Well, they challenged Yorkshire’s right to exploit their hero, especially after so many years ignoring him. It didn’t matter that Sherwood forest used to extend into Yorkshire too, or that there were so many sites in Yorkshire associated with the legend. This would seriously damage the credibility of Nottinghamshire, and of course, its income from tourism. And Nottinghmashire was not going to stand for it. The matter went so far that it even reached the Houses of Parliament, and Members of parliament debated the legality of the situation. Well, that was in 2004. And what has happened since? Well, if you look
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Don't. Waste. Your. Time. These are narrated (i.e. clearly being read from a piece of paper like a 6th-grader reading their book report in front of the class) by women who can barely speak English. A complete and utter waste of bandwidth.