Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Heritage
50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series
There are now more than 1,000 World Heritage sites in 177 countries, and a great many of them are important tourist destinations. At best, tourism drives economic development and brings needed financial and social benefits, but over tourism must be managed effectively. Rapid or unplanned tourism developments, or excessive visitor numbers, can have a negative effect on the sites. Going forward, quality tourism can allow travellers to connect with other cultures, have a positive impact on the environment and benefit local communities.
Hamdan Abdul Majeed and Michael Pinksy
The dialogue between Hamdan Abdul Majeed and Michael Pinksy focused mainly on how sustainable tourism could benefit local communities.
Gabriel Zuchtriegel and Doris Maria Woerfel
The dialogue between Gabriel Zuchtriegel and Doris Maria Woerfel centred on the engagement of the local community in tourism.
Bruce Yerkovich and Aubin Arroyo
During the dialogue, Bruce Yerkovich and Aubin Arroyo introduced their innovative practices that create positive change in people towards sustainability.
Jana Apih and Jascivan Carvalho
The dialogue between Jana Apih and Jascivan Carvalho highlighted the value of local communities for sustainable tourism.
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Hamdan Abdul Majeed
Managing Director of Think City
Archaeologist and Director of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii
Doris Maria Woerfel
Founding Director of the African Sustainable Tourism and former Executive Managing Director and Councillor of the African Tourism Council
Founder of the Linden Tree Retreat and Ranch and biophysicist
Mathematician and a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Managing Director of GoodPlace Factory of Sustainable Tourism
Social entrepreneur in cultural and adventure tourism and pioneer in indigenous community-based tourism
Chef, food activist and founder of Souk El Tayeb
Landscape architect, CEO of Porous City Network and founder of Landprocess
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Five dialogue sessions covering five themes take place in 2022, each joined by thinkers in paired dialogue from diverse regions. The interdisciplinary dialogues inspire new visions for the next 50 years of World Heritage.