Tag: Research

Expanding Lake Ohrid UNESCO WHS

Expanding Lake Ohrid UNESCO WHS

The project was designed to address the expansion of the mixed natural and cultural heritage around Lake Ohrid region shared between Albania and North Macedonia. It strengthened trans-boundary cooperaion over the region’s cultural and natural heritage, helping recognize and profile the trans-boundary area by asesessing its values and sustainable development opportunies.

Historic England’s future engagement with ICH

Historic England’s future engagement with ICH

This project was a collaboration between WSP Cultural Heritage & Archaeology and Touch TD involving interviews and desk research through the offices of Historic England. The purpose of the project was to advise Historic England on how it can engage most appropriately and effectively in the development of thinking and activity related to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)

Buzludzha monument: sustainable cultural tourism plan

Buzludzha monument: sustainable cultural tourism plan

Through ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC), the project aimed to develop a sustainable cultural tourism plan to support destination development at the Buzludzha Monument in central Bulgaria. The monument is a dissonant aspect of cultural heritage that aims to align with the other layers of the tourism offer developed in the municipality of Kazanlak.

Sustainable Businesses, Sustainable Destinations – Building Local Value Chains

Sustainable Businesses, Sustainable Destinations – Building Local Value Chains

It is an exciting time for tourism in Kent. The transformation of the traditional seaside holiday and the growth of cultural tourism create opportunities for a wider range of businesses than ever to be part of the visitor economy. ‘Sense of place’ is now a key ingredient of contemporary experience based tourism, but delivering that […]

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 […]