This 8th Tourism Forum, held in the World Heritage Site “Historical Centre of Salzburg”, brings together experts in the fields of preservation of historical monuments, tourism and tourism planning, scholars from various disciplines as well as the World Heritage management.

It will be their task to analyse the situation, present experience gained in the utilization of World Heritage sites for tourism purposes and put this experience to good use in laying foundations for sustainable management plans. Discussions will focus on models, theoretical positions as well as factual knowledge of protected historical centres, using examples from Austria such as Salzburg or Vienna and elsewhere in Europe.