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

Travel, Sustainability & Technology

Together with the LifeStyle-Tech Competence Center and Dagorà LifeStyle Innovation Hub, the USI UNESCO Chair is excited to welcome you in person for the Erasmus+ event about “Travel, Sustainability and Technology”. After a round of expert talks, a networking Apèro will follow.

Open Access Chapters

We are happy to announce the publication of the Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media, edited by Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni, published by Edward Elgar: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970082.

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.

Launch of iWareBatik App & Website

As a contribution to the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence, occurring August 17 2020, 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.

"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

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Erasmus+ #ICT4STD Summer School in Berlin

The (Spring) Summer School took place in Berlin from March 4th until March 12th, 2022. The purpose of the Summer School was to bring together multinational teams of students from the four partner universities of the Erasmus+ #ICT4STD project in order to study and...

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New Erasmus+ “#ICT4STD” publication

The second study of the Eramsus+"#ICT4STD" project "ICT-Anwendungen gegenurbanen Overtourismus" has been published in the Austrian tourism journal "Tourismus Wissen Quarterly". It is about ICT and overtourism in cities and was written by Louisa Wolf-Gorny.  More...

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USI UNESCO Chair @ ENTER22 (12. – 14.01.2022)

The USI UNESCO Chair contributed to the ENTER22 with three full papers. Moreover, Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni moderated a research track. Our first presenters on Day 2 of the conferencewere Elide Garbani-Nerini and Elena Marchiori! Together with chair-holder, Lorenzo...

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New “ICT4STD” Research Paper

The research project "eLearning for tourism during COVID-19" was started within the Erasmus+ project. Its first paper "eLearning for tourism during COVID-19. Learning from students' perspectives. A pilot study" presents a pilot study on the experiences and challenges...

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