Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism: “Preceedings” of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality International Conference HTHIC2020

(2020) Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism: “Preceedings” of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality International Conference HTHIC2020. Conference Volume. Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland, 274p. ISBN 978-88-6101-020-8. [Book]

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Proceedings of the conference supposed to take place April 6-8, 2020, Mendrisio, Switzerland. The Conference was supposed to bring together professionals in the heritage and tourism fields, international scholars, and the local community, to study the relationships between living heritage and sustainable tourism, and all related issues – challenges and opportunities. But COVID-19 has come on stage and changed everything. Thus, the story had to continue within a very different frame and following a different narrative. We believe that this different, unexpected narrative, can shed some light in the challenging and sometimes scary times we are all living in; and maybe even this situation offers opportunities. This is the reason why we decided to publish the text you are reading. They are the result of the shared effort of authors who submitted their work to the Conference, and the chairs, who coordinated the process and ensured its consistency. They aim at being an instrument for promoting knowledge and fostering reflection about the relationship between Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, in an even more intense and focused way during the time of Coronavirus. Since the 4th edition of HTHIC could not take place in April 2020, the documents that you are about to read are not PRO-ceedings, but rather PRE-ceedings... They represent, in fact, the wish for the Conference to be however a tool to get better PRE-pared for the time when the pandemic will be over and the heritage, tourism and hospitality fields will face new challenges and opportunities. The papers submitted to the Conference have been grouped according to four themes, which help, from different perspectives, to answer the leading question of the conference: how can tourism destinations succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage?

Item Type: Book (Conference Volume)
Cantoni, Laurenzo
De Ascaniis, Silvia
Elgin-Nijhuis, Karin
Languages: English
Keywords: Cultural tourism; Slow tourism; Sustainable development; intangible heritage; historic sites; natural sites; presentation; conservation measures
Subjects: I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 01. Generalities
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
International Scientific Committee: Cultural Tourism
Number of Pages: 274
ISBN: 978-88-6101-020-8
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 10:51
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 10:51

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