6th UNESCO UNITWIN Conference 2019: “Value of Heritage for Tourism”

Country: Belgium

City: Leuven

Abstr. due: 15.10.2018

Dates: 08.04.19 — 12.04.19

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: https://ees.kuleuven.be/unitwin2019/submission/

Organizers: KU Leuven, UNESCO


Heritage offers an excellent asset for heritage and cultural tourism on the one hand while the sharing of heritage’s values with locals and visitors provoke learning processes and experience on the other hand. The visitor is able to contribute in many ways to heritage conservation while heritage adds to the attractiveness of a place and therefore to the local economy and identity which, in turn, justifies heritage conservation.

The themes of the conference will deal with:
• Economic value of heritage for tourism
• Tourism contributing to heritage conservation
• Heritage conservation contributing to tourism
• Managing the gap between use value and exchange value
• Host-guest alliances in view of heritage conservation
• Sustainability of heritage tourism products
• UNESCO WH recognition: legitimation of heritage tourism
• Heritage labels and tourism development
• Good management practices at touristic heritage sites
• Valorization of heritage through learning
• Valorization of heritage for identity, empathy, citizenship
• Heritage contributing to meanings, memories, sense of place

Conference Web-Site: http://www.europanostra.org/events/6th-unesco-unitwin-conference-2019-value-heritage-tourism/