Conference on Intangible Heritage Tourism, Guimarães, Portugal, 23 – 24 September 2016

Interreg Europe project CHRISTA (Culture and Heritage for Responsible, Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions) is organising a Conference on Intangible Heritage Tourism, to take place in Guimarães, Portugal on 23 – 24 September 2016, on the theme ‘Intangible Heritage: Incomparable Asset for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Development’.

The CHRISTA project was launched in April 2016 and through a ‘Call for Presenters’, 20 presentations have been selected for the conference. Presenters come from 11 countries and the themes include sharing of relevant experience, best practices, methods and concepts of successful implementation and will provide practical recommendations to preserving, deploying and promoting intangible heritage for responsible and sustainable tourism development. The Conference will conclude with a debate on the potential of intangible heritage for innovative, sustainable and responsible tourism development.

During this Conference there will be a ceremony of the ECTN Award prize for ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2016” on the theme ‘Intangible Heritage Tourism’. There are 23 candidates for the Award coming from 9 countries across Europe.

You may find more information on the event following this link.

Photo: Oliveira square, by Feliciano Guimarães from Guimarães, Portugal – Oliveira, CC BY 2.0,