Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
4th International Conference
Mendrisio, Ticino, Switzerland
6-8 April 2020


Learn all about the famous
‘trasparenti’ and see the
Processioni della Settimana Santa di Mendrisi
Processions of the Holy Week of Mendrisio
9-10 April 2020


Meet heritage curators during the
HTHIC2020 Special Sessions on Location
in Mendrisio en Meride and enjoy the views from
Monte San Giorgio en Monte Generoso

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC) brings together researcher, practitioners and policy makers and focuses on the leading question: How can tourism destinations succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage?

The conference offers a unique forum for attendees from academia, destination management and marketing organisations, heritage organisations, technoly providers, architecture and related field to share knowledge and experience and discuss aspects of of preservation, presentation, promotion and profit (in the sense of benefits for all involved) and bridge theory and practice.

HTHIC2020 – Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference, HTHIC2020, will evolve around the theme ‘Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism’ with Mendrisio, in the Italian speaking Canton Ticino, Switzerland, as a fascinating example of ‘living’ tangible and intangible heritage.

The conference will be organised by the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and consultancy Elgin & Co. (Netherlands). The conference is endorsed by the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”.

We look forward to meeting you in Mendrisio on 6-8 April 2020.

HTHIC2020 Organisers

Museo d'arte

Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio

Museo Vela

Museo dei fossili del Monte San Giorgio