Siem Reap to host minsterial conference on Culture and Tourism

Unesco and UNWTO conference in Siem Reap

The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will be held in Siem Reap next year, addressing issues of tourism in cultural sites.

Unesco and UNWTO conference in Siem Reap
Unesco and UNWTO conference in Siem Reap

UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture
Unesco, 19 December 2014

The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from around the world, experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership between tourism and culture (Siem Reap, Cambodia, 4-6 February 2015).

Cultural tourism can contribute to inclusive economic growth, social development and cultural preservation. The first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will provide an unprecedented global platform for policymakers, experts and practitioners in tourism and culture to meet and identify the key challenges and opportunities for stronger cooperation between these highly interlinked areas.

Over the course of two days, participants will explore different roles and mandates on five key topics – governance and partnership models, cultural preservation, living cultures and creative industries, cultural routes and urban regeneration through cultural tourism.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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