Steven VelegrinisAssociate Principal
10:00 AM Project case study: Resilient ecological tourism: Combining environmental planning and cultural heritage conservation
For tourism management, assessing and planning resilience is of growing importance, placing tourism under pressure to respond and adapt to various factors. Adaptation and transformation processes to changing environmental, social and economic conditions require initiatives by various tourism actors. It is essential that different functions in the tourism supply chain are able to assess, plan and manage resilience over time.
This session will discuss assessing and planning of resilience in cultural tourism as well as case study insights and new projects coming up in Oman, UAE, Turkey and Morocco.
Across the Middle East region, there is an unparalleled programme of investment and development to grow tourist numbers and revenues. With large investments in cultural tourism in the Middle East this session will discuss what the future holds.
- How will cultural tourism evolve by 2020 in the Middle East
- How much will cultural tourism contribute to the region’s economic growth by 2020?
- Lessons learned: What can the Middle East learn from other countries who are successfully integrating culture and tourism