UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme - Chinese Pilot Studies
From:WHITRAP Shanghai Author:LI Hong  PublishDate:2024-01-04  Hits:5884



Commissioned by the World Heritage Center, WHITRAP implements the “World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme” (WH+ST)  - Chinese Pilot Studies. The study aims to distribute and promote the core objectives of UNESCO’s WH+ST programme through capacity building, case studies and comparative analysis at selected pilot sites to identify the main issues and solutions related to sustainable tourism in China, thus contribute to the application of sustainable tourism in Chinese contexts.  

Base of the objectives of the WH+ST Programme, the Chinese Pilot Studies will be carried out according to the following themes:

1.       Management of World Heritage as a Tourism Destination

2.       Outstanding Universal Values - Based Sustainable Tourism

3.       World Heritage Tourism Economy and Tourism Products

4.       World Heritage Tourism and Community Engagement: Heritage Conservation and Community Empowerment 



 2018 Brochure – Introduction to WH+ST Chinese Pilot Studies

 2015 Plan --- WH+ST Chinese Pilot Studies

UNESCO World Heritage Sustainable Tourism Toolkit


Chinese Pilot Programme:

WHST World Natural Heritage - Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)

WHST The World Natural Heritage—Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

WHST The World Cultural Heritage—Tusi sites(Hailongtun)


Relevant News:

2nd Cycle of UNESCO World Heritage & Sustainable Tourism - Chinese Pilot Study(2021-2025)Training Course

Outcome of the Chinese Pilot Studies on WH+ST(2017-18)

The Conclusion Seminar of UNESCO “World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism” Programme - Chinese Pilot Studies

Signing Ceremony of UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme Chinese Pilot Programme

The Training on World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Successfully Held in Shanghai and Tongli Ancient Town

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