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Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade | Seminar #5

Nov 08, 2011



Diaspora heritage tourism and nostalgia trade are increasingly garnering attention in the marketplace. Diaspora tourists for example, are more likely to make connections with the local economy spending more of their money on local businesses acquiring nostalgic goods. Studies also show that Diaspora populations promote nostalgia trade by bringing back nostalgic goods which they feel helps them preserve their ethnic and cultural identities while also easing the integration of their homeland economies into the global economy. This seminar explored the role that heritage tourism and nostalgia trade play within diaspora communities and also in the broader international markets for goods and services.


Headshot of Manuel Orozco
Manuel Orozco
Inter-American Dialogue

Headshot of Manuel OrozcoManuel Orozco is senior associate and directo

Headshot of Manuel Orozcor of remittances and development at the Inter-American Dialogue. He has theorized, conducted extensive research, policy analysis and advocacy on issues relating to global flows of remittances, and migration and development worldwide. His work has led to international policy initiatives leveraging these flows to build assets among families and migrants. Orozco is also chair of Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute at the U.S. Department of State. He teaches at America, Georgetown and George Washington University. He has testified before Congress and has spoken before the United Nations. Orozco holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, masters in public administration and Latin American studies, and a BA in international relations from the National University of Costa Rica. Orozco has published widely on remittances, Latin America, globalization, democracy, migration, conflict in war torn societies, and minority politics. His recent publications include reports for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. His books include Remittances: Global Opportunities for International Person-to-Person Money Transfers and International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy.

Headshot of Dr. Gaynelle Henderson-Bailey
Gaynelle Henderson-Bailey
Henderson Associates/Henderson Travel Service

Headshot of Dr. Gaynelle Henderson-BaileyDr.

Headshot of  Gaynelle Henderson-Bailey Henderson-Bailey founded the Washington, D. C./Silver Spring, Maryland office of Henderson Travel Service in 1984, originally as a branch of the Atlanta company that her parents, Jake and Freddye Henderson, founded in 1955.  Henderson Travel Service is the first full-service, fully appointed African American owned and operated travel agency in the U.S., and the first travel agency to pioneer in African tourism, sending the first group of American tourists to Ghana’s first Independence celebration in 1957. Henderson-Bailey diversified the company in 1987, developing the Management Consulting Division (Henderson Associates), which quickly grew to include numerous Federal Government contracts and several African and Caribbean marketing, promotions and tourism development consultancies.

After earning her doctorate in Organizational Communications from Howard University’s School of Communications, Henderson-Bailey taught in the School of Communications and the Graduate School of Howard University for several years, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Communications, Organization Theory and Cross-Cultural Communications