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UNESCO on Cultural Tourism

To create a discerning type of tourism that takes account of other people’s cultures

It is a well-known fact that tourism can be a deadly foe as much as a firm friend in the matter of development. Considering the economic might of the tourist industry—now regarded as the biggest in the world ahead of automobiles and chemicals—careful attention should be paid to this many-sided phenomenon with its global repercussions. The impact of tourism is such that progressive strategies are vitally needed in order to prepare the ground for genuinely progressive international, regional and local strategies.

It is UNESCO’s intention to assist the 191 Member States in preparing their policies while reconsidering the relationship between tourism and cultural diversity, tourism and intercultural dialogue, and tourism and development. In this way, the Organization proposes to contribute to the fight against poverty, protection of the environment and mutual appreciation of cultures.

This article is quoted from UNESCO . Read the original article to get an insight of the cultural tourism work by UNESCO, here you can read up on UNESCO pilot projects in the world as well as documents on this topic.

The article is uploaded by Majbritt Thomsen, administrator on ‘Views On Tourism’.

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