Sites State Parties Title Description Category Date updated
Promoting sustainable tourism in response to COVID-1 Many of the world’s World Heritage sites are dependent upon tourism to maintain their economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being. However, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has hit World ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-05-12 16:02:42.0
World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme The UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme represents a new approach based on dialogue and stakeholder cooperation where planning for tourism and heritage management is integrated at a destination ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-04-28 09:41:15.0
Namibia Educating visitors on how to enjoy Namibia’s World Heritage Wonders Responsibly Educating visitors to enjoy Namibia’s World Heritage responsibly © Putting tourism on a more sustainable path has been a core priority of the Government of Namibia as visitors return to ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:25:49.0
Kenya Restoring Life to the Community in Lamu Old Town, Kenya The Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site on the coast of East Africa about 350 km north of Mombasa, has seen its public spaces refreshed, access improved, and pride in the city's status as the oldest and best ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:25:28.0
Indonesia Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable businesses in Indonesia Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable in Indonesia © Tourism constitutes one of Indonesia's priority government investment areas to boost national GDP. A programme of ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:25:11.0
Viet Nam Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam © The long closure of the sites led to reduced income, disruption of community life and reduced maintenance. Viet Nam’s ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:24:53.0
Georgia Building the skills to care for Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands Building the skills to care for Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands © Around 100 people are employed across the parks and protected areas that make up the Colchic Rainforests and ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:24:25.0
Cambodia Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia. Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia © The Angkor World Heritage site has long attracted visitors to Cambodia, providing a major driver for the country’s economy with a ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:23:46.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Supporting local tourism in the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Supporting local tourism in the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina © The picturesque Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar was the first World Heritage site in Bosnia and ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31 17:23:12.0
Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley) Egypt Guide 8 – Case Study: Wadi Al-Hitan (Egypt) Wadi Al-Hitan – also known as Whale Valley – is located in the Western Desert of Egypt. It is an ‘open-air museum’ of invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales (Archaeoceti), as ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:58:49.0
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia Guide 3 – Case Study: Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia) George Town and Melaka were jointly inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008 due to their shared rich multi-cultural trading heritage. However, they have also been subject to criticism and a feeling of ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:58:23.0
Historic City of Vigan Philippines Guide 1 – Case Study: Historic Town Of Vigan (Philippines) Vigan is an exceptionally intact and well-preserved example of a European trading town in East and South-East Asia. The architecture of the city reflects its historic roots and rich culture in both materials and ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:57:45.0
Ichkeul National Park Tunisia Guide 2 – Case Study: Ichkeul National Park (Tunisia) Ichkeul National Park is characterized by a very specific hydrological functioning system, based on seasonal alternation of water levels and salinity. The lake and surrounding marshes constitute a stopover for ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:57:23.0
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Guide 4 – Case study: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) The World Heritage Status Report showed that 41% of visitors to Edinburgh are aware that it is a World Heritage site, and 17% of all visitors think that Edinburgh’s World Heritage status influenced their choice. ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:56:55.0
Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Norway Guide 4 – Case study: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (Norway) Røros Mining Town and the Circumference is linked to the copper mines, established in the 17th century, which were used for 333 years until 1977. The site includes the Town and its industrial-rural cultural ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:56:46.0
Angkor Cambodia Guide 2 – Case Study: Angkor and The Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2012–2020 Guide 2 Case Study: Angkor and The Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2012–2020 © Toolkit About the Sustainable Tourism Toolkit How to use this guide? Our Objective ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:55:23.0
Guide 10: Monitoring success with sustainable tourism This guide 10 will tell you why benchmarking matters and suggest some ideas on how you can develop site and destination specific benchmarks. Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 14:54:42.0
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Guide 6 – Case Study: Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (United Kingdom) The Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006 comprised of 10 different mining landscapes across the area. As the largest World Heritage site in the United Kingdom, ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Guide 7 – Case study: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (Norway) Røros Mining Town and the Circumference is a clear case of a cultural landscape sustained by traditional socio-economic systems. In 2009 there were 21 active farms within the property and a number of redundant farms ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Land of Frankincense Oman Guide 9 – Case study: Land of Frankincense (Oman) The Land of Frankincense (LoF) World Heritage site is composed of four archaeological sites related to the antique trade of Frankincense and other luxury items across the Dhofar province of Oman: Shisr (sometimes ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Guide 4 – Case Study: Avebury World Heritage site, Wiltshire (United Kingdom) Avebury stone circle or ‘henge’ lies at the centre of half the Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites inscribed as World Heritage. It is the sister-site to the perhaps more widely recognizable monument: ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Great Barrier Reef Australia Guide 4 – Case study: Great Barrier Reef (Australia) Coral reefs around the world are threatened both by natural and anthropogenic factors, with tourism having an important role in the latter. Direct impacts in coral reefs are related with badly managed tourism ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Norway Guide 5 – Case study: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (Norway) In was back in 1922 when the Chief Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Buildings (Riksantikvaren) first understood the potential value of Røros Mining Town heritage. At that time, a recommendation of protection ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27 11:20:46.0
Lake Malawi National Park
Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Lesotho · Malawi · South Africa · United Republic of Tanzania · Zambia · Zimbabwe Sustainable Tourism Capacity Building In the framework of the World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme (WH+ST Programme), the UNESCO World Heritage Centre has developed a capacity building tool for site managers (“How To” Guides) to help them ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-01-19 16:59:50.0
Island of Saint-Louis Senegal Preparatory assistance and technical support for the inscription, conservation and management of the Île de ... The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, similar to the technical cooperation provided to the Town of Luang Prabang in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, has provided technical and financial support to national ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Heritage and poverty alleviation (Senegal, Benin, Lao People's Democratic Republic, China, Guyana) Urban heritage preservation policies, when separated from development strategies, can lead to a marginalization of the poorest populations. Constraints caused by regulations, in the absence of assistance mechanisms, ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt Seminar at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (France) on Tourism and World Heritage Sites An international expert meeting focusing on “Tourism and World Heritage Sites” was held from 6 to 8 March 2008 at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, France. (The Saltwork is part of a property inscribed on the ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Morocco Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Southern Oasis of Morocco At the initiative of the Permanent Delegation of Morocco and the “Agence pour la promotion et le développement économique culturel et social des provinces du Sud du Royaume du Maroc” (agency for the economic, ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities Since 2008, the World Heritage Centre, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, supported and participated in the initiative “Developing Historic Cities: Keys for Understanding and Taking ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Town of Luang Prabang IMPACT publication: Luang Prabang The first in a series of studies examining the impact of tourism on culture and the environment in selected sites in the Asia-Pacific region, this IMPACT publication: Tourism and Heritage Site Management in the ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras IMPACT publication: Sustainable Tourism and the Preservation of the World Heritage Site of the Ifugao Rice Terraces ... This publication focuses on the impacts of tourism on the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, an outstanding model of sustainable use of limited land resources, using traditional knowledge-based technology ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors © UNESCO / Roland Lin Acclaimed as the ‘greatest route in the history of mankind’, the ancient Silk Road ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Hoi An Ancient Town IMPACT publication: Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management in the world Heritage Site of the Ancient Town of Hoi ... This publication examines the impacts of tourism in the World heritage site of the Hoi An Ancient Town, an exceptionally well preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port and an outstanding material ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Town of Luang Prabang Lao People's Democratic Republic Technical cooperation for the enhancement, development and protection of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's ... The technical cooperation for the protection, enhancement and development of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a remarkable example of tripartite cooperation between the Lao People's ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Indonesia · Malaysia · Philippines Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia Entitled “The Power of Culture: Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites in South-East Asia,  the UNESCO Office in Jakarta with the technical assistance of the UNESCO ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:35:24.0
World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the close relationship ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 16:19:28.0
Norway Towards a Nordic-Baltic pilot region for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism The project Towards a Nordic-Baltic pilot region for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism (2012-2014) was initiated by the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF). With a practical approach, the project has ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27 12:53:43.0
Komodo National Park
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Sian Ka'an
Tikal National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Guatemala · Honduras · Indonesia · Mexico Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites The US$3,5 million aims to link the conservation of biodiversity with sustainable tourism at six World Heritage sites: El Vizcaíno (Mexico), Komodo (Indonesia), Río Plátano (Honduras), Sian Ka'an (Mexico), Tikal ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-03-05 13:04:10.0