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UNWTO International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

The International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage will be organized jointly by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Municipality of Ourém.  Taking note of the United Nations (UN) declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the congress will discuss how effective partnerships, in sacred places, can benefit local communities and encourage their sustainable development and socio-economic ...



Inter-Regional Workshop "World Heritage and Sustainable Development: The Role of Local Communities”

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

An inter-regional workshop entitled "World Heritage and Sustainable Development: The Role of Local Communities” will be held in Karachi, Pakistan, from 23 to 24 November 2017. The workshop aims to highlight the important role played by local communities in the conservation and management of World Heritage properties and to further advocate for the crucial role of local communities in World Heritage management and sustainable development. The workshop is a wrap-up activity of the ...



Tourism and Information Technologies at UNESCO World Heritage sites

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:00:00 EST

The 8th seminar of UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN-UNESCO network will be organized around two major themes:  Digital technologies servicing tourist experiences at World Heritage sites Webanalytics and Big Data.  The workshop will explore the current and potential role of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)  for enriching visitor experiences at World Heritage sites throughout the travel cycle (before, during, and after).  Before travelling, tourists use the ...



Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Fostering Sustainable Development in Muscat, Oman

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 EST

Please find more information on the conference website. The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, providing a unique opportunity to explore and highlight tourism's potential to help transform our world into a place of prosperity and well-being for all. Culture that encompasses heritage and traditions as well as art, languages, gastronomy, music, handicrafts, museums and literature is of immeasurable value to communities, ...