SESSION 12: TOURISM AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE

Economic interests rather than the premise of sharing cultural values often lead the relationship of Heritage with tourism. The Heritage-Tourism interaction is not innocuous, though. It could either aggravate the economic gap at the expense of built and intangible heritage, or it could promote endogenous economic development based on the local environmental and cultural assets.

The aim of this session is to present a collection of alternative models and good practices on tourism and creative economy for sustainable development identified in six case studies from all over the world, in order to explore strategies, policies, and action plans that work towards the protection of World Heritage, while keeping the sites alive. 

ORGANIZERS
Albino Jopela; Pamela Duran and María Virginia Avila (Members of the OWH Sustainability Debate Team)

MODERATOR
Albino Jopela (African World Heritage Fund)

PROGRAM
Case studies presentations on specific alternative models (10 min each)

  • Green Slow Mobility in an Integrated Tourism Model with Local Participation in Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape, Japan – Mizuko Ugo
  • Programmes, Policies and Plans in Action for Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Mauritius – Vijayalutchmee Beejadhur Poteah
  • Participatory Planning Strategies for Community Development in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda – S. Nsibambi Fredrick
  • Intangible Heritage, Rural Development and Enotourism in Priorat-Montsant-Siurana agricultural landscape, Spain – Joan Vaqué / Mike Holt
  • Augtraveler – Augmented reality for tourismPankaj Manchanda (recorded)
  • CABI Tourism Case Studies David Ward-Perkins

Round table discussion with Q&A from the public (30 min)

RAPPORTEUR
Maria Estefania Gioia
(PhD Candidate Politecnico di Milano / Member of the OWH Sustainability Debate Team)