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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New USI UNESCO Chair Website

The re-designed of the USI UNESCO Chair website was initiated in January 2021 and launched in May 2021. After several in-house workshops the functionalities and usability of the site were adapted accordingly. Moreover, the site now tells the complete history of the...

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Prof. Cantoni @ GHTC-2020

Prof. Cantoni was a speaker at the Global Hospitality and Tourism Conference on Experiential Management and Marketing (GHTC-2020). The conference was held via hybrid mode in NEHU, Shillong (India) on March 18-20, 2021. Further information here.

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MARKS Project

The USI UNESCO Chair is happy to collaborate at the MARKS Interreg project, which aims at increasing the attractiveness of the cross-border area between Lake Como and Lake Lugano  in the Intelvi Valley. It is a collaboration between the Italian region Lombardy...

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