Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, PhD, Senior Research Adviser from the Department for Culture and Communication is the editor of the Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM) special issue on the topic of Economic Sustainability of Culture and Cultural Tourism. The articles were published online and have been collected in an open access book entitled “Economic Sustainability of Culture and Cultural Tourism”, published online. JRFM is indexed in Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and Econ Lit databases.
The book “Economic Sustainability of Culture and Cultural Tourism” focuses on the economic sustainability of cultural and cultural tourism projects. Eleven chapters address cultural heritage, culture, cultural/creative industries and (cultural) tourism. Cultural heritage-related chapters analyse specific topics such as crowdfunding, cost–benefit analysis in the evaluation of cultural heritage project funding, industrial heritage/brownfields, and social assessment methods for the economic analysis of cultural heritage. Cultural work is further analyzed, offering a comparative economic sustainability analysis in the UK as well as support mechanisms for cultural/creative industries in Canada. Creative industries in the peripheral areas of Italy and Greece are also zeroed in the context of their sustainability. Articles focusing on (cultural) tourism address the topics of dark tourism, tourists’ willingness to pay for cultural experiences, and the relationship between COVID-19 vaccinations and the volatility of travel and leisure companies. Additionally, the role of culture and heritage in tourism resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic is explored with interesting results.