Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China

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Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China

Publication Number

APEC#210-TO-01.2

Published Date

December 2010

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Tourism Working Group(TWG)

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Pages

59

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Description

Report to APEC on the international workshop: "Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China."

The workshop brought together around 100 experts and representatives from 21 economies to position
World Heritage in relation to tourism by discussing:

  • potential changes to the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (the Operational Guidelines) to provide guidance on managing tourism at World Heritage sites
  • the development of best practice policy guidance on sustainable tourism management
  • proposed Principles for Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Properties
  • strategies and methods for successful tourism management and means for sharing sustainable tourism “best practices” at cultural and natural heritage sites from around the globe.

  • Introduction
  • Overview of workshop discussions
  • - Theme one: Planning for sustainable tourism
  • - Theme two: Working with the tourism industry
  • - Theme three: Managing the Tourist/Visitor experience on site
  • - Theme four: Maximising community benefits
  • Recommendations of the Mogao workshop
  • 34th World Heritage Committee - decision on workshop recommendations
  • Annexes