International Expert Symposium

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Forwarded at the request of ICTC – ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism

Dear ICOMOS Presidents & Scientific Council Committee Members

Cultural Heritage Conservation & Sustainable Tourism

International Cultural Tourism Charter Review +20

ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee – ICTC – welcomes your contribution to our International Expert Symposium & Workshopto be held in Florence on Thursday 18 - Friday 19 May 2017.

Working alongside UNESCO and UNWTO we are celebrating ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites 2017 on the theme – Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism - chosen to coincide with the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017(IYSTD). In addition, our meeting will further ICOMOS discussions relating to cultural tourism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) 2030.  

We are looking to share expertise and place cultural heritage conservation in the forefront of thinking about the future of cultural tourism and sustainable tourism development & sustainable tourism for development. We hope you will join us either by giving an oral presentation based on an abstract to be submitted by 5 April, or by joining in the conversation, or both. Selected abstracts will be chosen for development and publication of full papers by ICTC in time for the ICOMOS General Assembly in Delhi, India, December 2017.

In ICOMOS we should recall that we already have a distinguished record of providing leadership in this field with the first ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Charter in 1976 and the second endorsed by ICOMOS General Assembly in Mexico in 1999.

ICTC’s International Symposium and Workshop, Florence 2017, marks the start of the Charter Review process. Evidence in the form of current conceptual thinking, research and case studies will underpin our Charter Review and form the background to the ICOMOS ICTC Florence Declaration 2017. Further information is available in the attached documents and from

ICOMOS ICTC Call for Abstracts  Florence Symposium 2017 FINAL

Best regards

Sue Millar, President, ICOMOS ISC Cultural Tourism