We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020! Photo: Nativity of Jesus Christ, chrome lithography of stained glass window, Cathedral of Chartres, France (UNESCO World Heritage Site) Photo Credits: [Public domain]
The next "Heritage Tourism and Hospitality International Conference" will be held in Mendrisio from April 6 to 8, 2020 and will discuss how to attract tourists while simultaneously engaging stakeholders in contributing to the preservation of heritage. Early bird registration deadline: January 15.
The next Summer School “IMAGINE” will take place in Indonesia from August 16 to 23, 2020. It is dedicated to the issue of how ICTs can be applied to preserve and communicate tangible and intangible cultural Indonesian heritage. Application deadline: February 29, 2020.
The Southern Summer School “Digital communication of indigenous African heritage and fashion” will take place in Namibia from February 9 to 15, 2020. It is organized in collaboration with the University of Namibia and the University of Turku (Finland). A few places are still available.
After the first volume, a brand new volume of the Tourism Management at UNESCO World Heritage Sites MOOC was published. It was developed together with the UNESCO UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, Development” leader Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Registration ends on December 31st, 2019.
DESy (short for: Digital Destination Evolution System) is a project between the border areas of Switzerland and Italy and was created to collect and analyze tourist information using AI. This will benefit the tourism experience of visitors of both regions thanks to more tailored services.
Together with the colleagues of the University of Information Technology and Management (Rzeszow), Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development and University of Novi Sad, we launched the Erasmus+ project "Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism Development".
USI became a member of the “University Network for Cultural Routes Studies” of the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR). The agreement will open further collaboration opportunities, both in teaching and research, for the UNESCO Chair and especially USI's Master in International Tourism.
Emanuele Mele, Lorenzo Cantoni
Kenshi Nakaima, Elena Marchiori, Lorenzo Cantoni
Puspita Ayu Permatasari, Lorenzo Cantoni
Silvia De Ascaniis, Lorenzo Cantoni