About HTHIC

Preservation, Presentation, Promotion and Profit

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference is an initiative of Frank Go, the late professor of Tourism Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and Karin Elgin-Nijhuis, managing director of consultancy Elgin & Co., Netherlands.

The conference focuses on the leading question: “How can tourism destinations succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage?

Research Agendas,
Best Practices and
Hospitable Partnerships
in Tourism

Researchers, practitioners and policy makers are invited to share knowledge and experience on aspects of preservation, (re-)presentation, promotion and profit (in the sense of benefits for all involved) and bridge theory and practice.

The conference has proven to be of great value to researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in tourism, heritage, hospitality, geography, archaeology, architecture and related fields.

HTHIC2014 (Istanbul, Turkey), HTHIC2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and HTHIC2017 (Pori, Finland) were possible thanks to partnerships with and contributions from a wide variety of public and private organisations, such as destination management and marketing organisations (DMOs), ministries of tourism, city governments, economic development agencies, technology providers, cultural and heritage organisations, and universities (of applied sciences).