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SMARTOUR springing into action at showcase events

SMARTOUR springing into action at showcase events

Last year Touch TD, along with project partners in the UK, Italy and Finland, conducted a widespread survey amongst tourism managers and staff, visitors and residents in destination communities, to discover the priority training needs identified by the sector. Based on those findings, we have produced a series of learning materials, workshops and an interactive […]

Touch TD seeks participants for sustainable tourism survey

Touch TD seeks participants for sustainable tourism survey

Touch TD is a partner in SMARTOUR, a project funded by the European Union which aims to equip managers in the tourism field with the skills to run their businesses sustainably and generate long term benefits for the wider community. As a first step, the project is surveying tourism businesses, visitors, and local residents, in […]

When the community is part of the heritage

When the community is part of the heritage

Cumalıkızık is the best preserved of one of seven historic ‘Kızık’ villages, of which five are still extant, situated in the northern foothills of Uludağ to the east of Bursa and about 10km from the city centre. A Waqf village established by Orhan Gazi with its origins in the 14th century C.E., Cumalıkızık serves as […]

Sharing and caring for heritage around Lake Ohrid

Sharing and caring for heritage around Lake Ohrid

A report on a unique EU funded, UNESCO World Heritage Centre coordinated, project supporting mixed heritage in the Central Balkans 2014-2017. The dramatic landscapes around Lake Ohrid, which form the borderlands between Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, have long been recognized as holding unique values, both in terms of cultural and natural […]

Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK – promoting and safeguarding our diverse living cultures

Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK – promoting and safeguarding our diverse living cultures

An ICOMOS-UK Conference, London 20th September 2014 Contemporary re-telling and performance of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, traditional craft skills, such as knife making and woodturning, diaspora community festivals, archives of everyday life, ancient woodlands as places of commercial activity and spiritual power – all these and more featured in the first ever conference on intangible cultural […]

Onboard with Seabourn!

Onboard with Seabourn!

This year luxury cruise company, Seabourn entered a new partnership with UNESCO to support and promote sustainable tourism principles at the world heritage sites visited by its 5 ships. As part of the connection, Seabourn invites ‘distinguished speakers and expert guest lecturers’ to provide its passengers with in-depth insights into the sites visited and around […]

6th Global Geoparks Network (GGN) conference

6th Global Geoparks Network (GGN) conference

The spectacular autumn colours of Atlantic Canada, formed the backdrop to the biennial GGN conference, hosted this year by the Stonehammer Geopark of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Touch TD again presented results from its on-going work around the world of Geoparks. This time we joined […]