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

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

The 3rd volume will be launched on May 24, 2021, and remain 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. Pre-Registrations are open now!

"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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Our World Heritage Initiative

The USI UNESCO Chair is happy and honored to be part of the Our World Heritage initiative, by contributing to the theme of tourism. The initiative was officially launched on November 16th, 2020: https://youtu.be/hTzuxMd86Po! Series of of online webinars 2021: A series...

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UNESCO Chair Team contributes to ENTER21 Conference

USI UNESCO Chair contributed to the ifitt ENTER21 conference (19 - 22 January 2021). As a former ifitt president Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni took part in the "Fireplace Chat with ifitt Presidents" on January 22nd. Furthermore, the full paper on the exploratory study, “Old”...

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Succesfull Ph.D. defence by Dr. Emanuele Mele

Congratulations to Emanuele Mele, who successfully defended his Ph.D. on Friday 30.10.2020! Abstract of the thesis: "Tourism and culture are strictly intertwined. People can experience culture before, during, and after their journey, both in the offline and in the...

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