This conference addresses 3 main topics: 

  • World Heritage Sites in a Changing World

  • Tourism Innovation

  • Sustainable Development Goals

The conference welcomes empirical, experimental, theoretical and case study research contributions. World Heritage and Tourism Innovation can be considered from a variety of perspectives including, but not limited to:

  • Innovation, creativity and change management
  • Tourism planning and destination development
  • Adaptation of heritage sites and heritage tourism to climate change risks
  • Cultural heritage tourism response to the pandemic COVID -19
  • The role of technology in tourism innovation for heritage sites
  • Trends and changes in tourist behaviour, decision making, experience and satisfaction
  • Marketing strategies, communication and value creation in heritage tourism
  • The wellbeing of staff, local communities and tourists in WHSs
  • Emerging and innovative research methods and methodologies
  • Training and education for innovative tourism management in WHSs