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UNESCOs VMAST + ICOMOS ICCHT

ICOMOS International Charter for Cultural Heritage Tourism (ICCHT)

ICOMOS International Charter for Cultural Heritage Tourism (2022): Reinforcing cultural heritage protection and community resilience through responsible and sustainable tourism management was adopted by ICOMOS Annual General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, November 2022.

Charter objectives:

1. To place the protection of cultural heritage and community rights at the heart of cultural heritage tourism policy and projects, by providing principles that will inform responsible tourism planning and management for cultural heritage protection, community resilience and adaptation;

2. To promote stakeholder collaboration and participatory governance in the stewardship of cultural heritage and management of tourism, applying a people-centered and rights-based approach, emphasizing access, education and enjoyment;

3. To guide cultural heritage and tourism management in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Action policy.

ICOMOS ICCHT 

Guiding cultural heritage tourism.

  • 3 objectives¬†
  • 7 principles
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UNESCO VMAST

A self-assessment and strategy development tool. Focus on how to manage tourism for protection of heritage and localisation of the UNSDGs. 4 goals, 40 management objectives, more than 200 target indicators.

 

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