Tourism and Economy (workshop #2)

The New Urban Agenda highlights the need for “urban economies to transition progressively to higher productivity through high-value-added sectors by promoting diversification, technological upgrading, research and innovation, including the creation of quality, decent and productive jobs, including through the promotion of cultural and creative industries, sustainable tourism, performing arts and heritage conservation activities”. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of improving the sustainability of the tourism economy. It has also shown the importance of supporting the local businesses in times of crisis.


Fergus Maclaren – Principal at MAC-DUFF Tourism – Heritage – Planning and President of ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC)

Case studies

  • Bamberg (Germany): Tourism and economy – Bamberg‘s perspective in light of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Philadelphia (United States): Pandemic Pivot: New opportunities for heritage tourism in Philadelphia
  • Gyeongju (Republic of Korea): Challenges and Perspectives of Tourism in times of COVID-19


  • Tourism and economy
    4 March 2021
    9:00 am (Quebec time)
    UTC/GMT -5H


  • Plenary (introduction)

Welcoming of the participants on the online platform, presentation of the topic and how the workshop works

  • Session (case study)

Presentation of case studies to stimulate reflections and exchanges

  • Discussions

Discussion between participants based on the case study presentations and the general topic of the workshop

  • Plenary (conclusion)

General comments and end of the workshop

Facilitation by #MEET4IMPACT

Jacques blanchet
Cofounder of #MEET4IMPACT
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Candice Bauné
Researcher at #MEET4IMPACT
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More information about this workshop

Félix Rousseau
Cultural heritage advisor
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