Developing Guiding Principles and Policies for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism – A Major UNESCO World Heritage Centre Initiative

Brooks, Graham (2008) Developing Guiding Principles and Policies for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism – A Major UNESCO World Heritage Centre Initiative. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

This paper presents a mid term progress report on a ground breaking project that is at the very heart of how ICOMOS protects and transmits the tangible and intangible values of heritage places and the communities who sustain them. The 18 month UNESCO World Heritage Centre project brings together the conservation and tourism sectors to generate shared and sustainable policies, guidelines and methods to ensure that tourism activities contribute to the protection and conservation of World Heritage sites. For the first time, a number of major international agencies including UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM, The Nature Conservancy and the World Bank have joined UNESCO and representatives of the Tourism Private Sector to craft common tourism and visitor management principles. These will be used by all participants to improve the management of tourism at World Heritage sites. Such sites will become best practice exemplars for other heritage places throughout the world. This is a project of great importance for ICOMOS as it considers ways to protect and enhance the Spirit of Place from increasing tourism pressures at heritage places.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Brooks, GrahamUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; cultural tourism; tourism management; sustainable tourism; charter
Subjects: I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 03. Tourist industry
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 06. Operational guidelines
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 01. Generalities
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 02. World Cultural and Natural Heritage
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 06:35
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/72

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