UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites
Swiss Sustainability Forum 2023
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When and Where? 31 March 2023 in Lugano (Switzerland)
Established in September 2013, USI UNESCO Chair is committed to perform research and teaching on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital media in general, can be effectively used to develop and promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage Sites (WHSs).
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.
USI UNESCO Chair participated to the first Executive Board Meeting of ATHENA
ATHENA (Association of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Networks in Academia) has the mission of sharing knowledge, experience and expertise, and supporting scientific excellence in tourism amongst research centres/institutes internationally. Its vision is to create a...
Le due Chair UNESCO dell’Università della Svizzera italiana e dell’Università di Genova presentano la loro collaborazione e il lavoro del fotografo peruviano Heinz Plenge.
Lugano, 23.06.2022 Nella sala del consiglio comunale di Mendrisio si è svolta stamane la conferenza stampa organizzata dall’Organizzazione Turistica regionale per presentare la collaborazione dei rappresentanti delle due cattedre UNESCO dell’Università della Svizzera...
7th UNESCO Unitwin Conference
USI UNESCO Chair participated in the 7th UNESCO UNITWIN conference “World Heritage and tourism innovation - responding to the challenges in a changing world”, which took place between 15th and 20th May 2022 in Portorož, Slovenia, at the University of Primorska,...
Women in Big Data Conference 2022
PhD Candidate, Lea Hasenzahl, presented her PhD project "Exploring the public discourse around Chinese Outbound Tourism in Western societies (working title)" at the Women in Big Data 2022 Conference in Zürich (18 - 20 May, 2022). The Confernece was organized by the...
Open access chapters of the Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media
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. The volume explores the impact of digital...
Brownbag Session: Are Social Media getting the key marketing tool for heritage destinations, Engelbert?
Research Advisor, Dr. Engelbert Ruoss, is presenting how Social Media can be used as management tool to foster sustainable tourism development and to balance over and under tourism. The event is organised by the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Management of Conservation...