UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites 

Exploring World Heritage & Sustainable Tourism through the lens of Heinz Plenge

An online conversation with Peru’s most prominent nature and wildlife photographer Heinz Plenge took place on June 1st, 2021 (in English & Spanish). You can now watch the recording on YouTube!

Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Vol. 3)

The 3rd volume was launched on May 24, 2021, and remains open until the end of December 2022. In the most recent volume, a rich list of global case studies complements the theoretical overviews of the six main topics presented.

"Machu Picchu - Seen through the eyes of Fernando Astete"

The “Machu Picchu Seen Through the Eyes of Fernando Astete” official website has the aim of witnessing his experience, unveiling the secrets of the site, and telling stories about the mystic and fascinating place of Machu Picchu. Photo Credits: José Basante

Launch of iWareBatik App & Website

As a contribution to the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, occurring August 17, the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI Università della Svizzera italiana unveils iWareBatik digital technologies, an online platform and mobile app designed to showcase and communicate the cultural values of Batik tradition, which has been inscribed by UNESCO within the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

HTHIC 2020 Conference Preceedings available to download

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 developments, the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference has been cancelled. However, the proceedings of the Conference are available for free.

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USI UNESCO Chair @ Summer Campus 2021

The USI UNESCO Chair participated in the USI Summer Campus 2021 (19. - 31.07.2021). Prof. Cantoni, Lea Hasenzahl and Puspita Ayu Permatasari taught the course "digital media & heritage". Moreover, visits to the World Heritage Sites, Bellinzona Castles, and Monte...

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