This MOOC “Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites”, produced by the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”, provides an introduction to tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Moving from UNESCO’s principles and doctrines, the MOOC covers Communication Technologies, Economy, Management and Planning, and more... It is aimed to policy makers, site managers, students and people active in the tourism industry.
This MOOC is designed and run by an international network of prestigious universities: highly profiled researchers and professors share their knowledge with you in an accessible way on tourism at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Week 1 : Concepts, Doctrines and Lists (I). 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Week 2 : Concepts, Doctrines and Lists (II). 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Week 3 : Tourism at World Heritage Sites Week 4 : Tourism and Local Communities Week 5 : Site Conservation/Enhancement and Tourist Management Week 6 : Tourism Interpretation on World Heritage Sites Week 7 : eTourism for Heritage Week 8 : Tourist Economy related to Heritage
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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