Explore the impact of tourism on the conservation of our world heritage sites
On this course, you’ll discover the legal frameworks, processes, and practices used to identify and manage world heritage sites.
You’ll build interdisciplinary knowledge on concepts that affect cultural heritage and tourism such as power, globalisation, authenticity, commodification, and representation.
As you work through case studies from Asia and around the world, you’ll critically examine contemporary issues in cultural and heritage site tourism management.
You’ll also be introduced to current debates within heritage and tourism studies that explore how and why tourists engage with heritage.
What topics will you cover?
Week One: Cultural Tourism: Definitions and Concepts
Week Two: Mixed Heritage and Cultural Heritage Categories
Week Three: Heritage System: Managing and Safeguarding World Heritage Sites
Week Four: Cultural Landscapes: Meanings, Values, Assessment, Documentation
Week Five: Sustainable Indigenous Tourism
Week Six: Affect and Emotion in Heritage Tourism
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in cross-cultural tourism research and the protection of world cultural heritage.
You may be interested in the UNESCO world heritage program, improving tourists’ experience of world heritage sites, and promoting the conservation of world heritage.
Who developed the course?
The college of Tourism and Service Management occupies its own building with a hotel nearby. It has about 500 undergraduate and 185 postgraduate students with 38 academic staff and 38 support staff.