17th International Cultural Tourism Conference and Awards ‘Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism 2024’

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​​The 17th ECTN conference with main theme ‘European Collaboration Smart Tourism for Smart and Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destinations’ will discuss the latest trends in the field of culture, heritage, smart and sustainable tourism, including innovation, accessibility and cultural tourism product development. The emphasis will be on the important role of cultural heritage and digitalisation in smart tourism.​

The ECTN 2024 Conference is organised in the framework of Dublin 2024 European Capital of Smart Tourism, the ‘Transition Pathway for Tourism’ co-implementation (European Commission DG GROW) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Tourism.

The conference aims to explore major challenges, risks and opportunities for smart, sustainable and responsible tourism development related to culture and heritage assets, as well as suggest practical steps for the development and promotion of cultural tourism products. The theme encompasses all forms of culture, including contemporary cultural expressions, all forms of cultural heritage and smart solutions.

The ECTN Awards ceremony will take place on 24 October. The Awards are in partnership with Europa Nostra, European Travel Commission and NECSTouR since 2018.

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