World Heritage Tourism Programme (adopted with Decision 36 COM 5E)
7. “If undertaken responsibly, tourism can be a driver for preservation and conservation of cultural and natural heritage and a vehicle for sustainable development. But if unplanned or not properly managed, tourism can be socially, culturally and economically disruptive, and have a devastating effect on fragile environments and local communities”.
18. “World Heritage and tourism stakeholders share responsibility for conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage of Outstanding Universal Value and for sustainable development through appropriate tourism management”.
|Source:||WHC-12/36.COM/5E World Heritage Tourism Programme|
|Associated terms:||Gestion des visiteurs|
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