Cultural Heritage and Tourism

Cultural Heritage and Tourism


Fri, April 09, 2021

02:30 pm




Heritage, both cultural and natural, is often seen as a significant resource for tourism development and economic regeneration. Historic cities, sites, monuments and cultural landscapes hold considerable tourist potential as they present opportunities for the appreciation of the past through the experience and consumption of tangible and intangible aspects of cultural heritage. In many scenarios, tourism has been an important driver for safeguarding cultural heritage and the initiation of conservation activities. On the other hand, tourism growth at heritage sites comes with its share of challenges and complexities, commonly in the form of the pressures and impacts on the environment, local communities and their livelihoods and on the heritage ‘product’ itself.

This webinar aims to introduce participants to key concerns related to the interpretation and maintenance of tangible and intangible cultural heritage within the context of tourism development at historic sites. It will expose participants to the role of tourism in heritage conservation and management.

Organised for:

  • Students of Masters in Conservation and Regeneration, CEPT University
  • Students of architecture and heritage conservation
  • Young professionals working in the field of heritage conservation

Organised by:

  • Masters in Conservation and Regeneration at Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University
  • Center for Heritage Conservation (CHC) at CEPT Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)


2:30 - 2:45 Opening note by Dr. Jigna Desai

2:45 - 3:25 Tourism and the historic environment: economic regeneration, impacts and local wellbeing by Dr. Aylin Orbasli (keynote speaker), Reader in Architectural Regeneration, Oxford Brookes University.

3:25 - 3:35 Q&A

3:35 - 4:15 Community-led tourism and heritage conservation by Sumesh Mangalassery, Founder, Kabani Tours

4:15 - 4:25 Q&A

4:25 - 5:05 Tourism: Nurturing Regenerative Economies by Meera Goradia, Co-founder, Creative Dignity

5:05 - 5:15 Q&A

5:15 - 5:55 AUGTRAVELER: Building a Sustainable Tourism Model & making Heritage & Culture Available for All! by Pankaj Manchanda, Founder and CEO, Augtraveler

5:55 - 6:05 Q&A

6:05 - 6:30 Concluding remarks by Jayashree Bardhan

Moderator: Ashna Patel

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