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France Université Numerique

Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne via France Université Numerique

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This MOOC “Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites”, produced by the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”, provides an introduction to tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Moving from UNESCO’s principles and doctrines, the MOOC covers Communication Technologies, Economy, Management and Planning, and more... It is aimed to policy makers, site managers, students and people active in the tourism industry.

This MOOC is designed and run by an international network of prestigious universities: highly profiled researchers and professors share their knowledge with you in an accessible way on tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Course Schedule

  • Week 1 : Concepts, Doctrines and Lists (I). 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Week 2 : Concepts, Doctrines and Lists (II). 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Week 3 : Tourism at World Heritage Sites
  • Week 4 : Tourism and Local Communities
  • Week 5 : Site Conservation/Enhancement and Tourist Management
  • Week 6 : Tourism Interpretation on World Heritage Sites
  • Week 7 : eTourism for Heritage
  • Week 8 : Tourist Economy related to Heritage

Taught by

Maria Gravari-Barbas, Lorenzo Cantoni and Silvia Aulet Serrallonga


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