Funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, the aim of the project was to train people in the Upper Tigris Valley to document and safeguard intangible cultural heritage expressions.
Touch TD delivered aspects of community engagement as related to archaeology & heritage sites and historic landscapes along the HS2 route in the West Midlands.
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.
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 […]
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 are a busy partner in the ERASMUS+ project called ‘Sustainable MAnageR in TOURism Sector’ – SMARTOUR. To see what we and our partners have been up to in the opening phase of the project, please read the first edition of our newsletter either online or download the PDF to view at your leisure… […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Touch TD have been refining their approach to post-graduate heritage and tourism study trips for a number of years now. We draw on active partnerships from live tourism and development projects we have been directly involved in. This is designed to ensure the students are exposed to actual practice with a range of ‘clients’, to […]