Research Agendas, Best Practices and Hospitable Partnerships

Co-creating value

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conferences have proven to be of great value to researchers and practitioners working in tourism, heritage, hospitality, geography, archaeology, architecture and related fields. They have inspired research agendas and tourism strategies and resulted in fruitful collaborations.

Hospitable partnerships

HTHIC2014, HTHIC2015, HTHIC2017 and HTHIC2020 were/are 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, universities and accommodation providers.

Special sessions on location

Each Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conference offers besides presentations of research results and interesting cases, ‘Special Sessions on Location’: meetings between conference participants and local heritage curators. The aim is to learn from each other and as visitors give back to host destinations.

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
4th International Conference

Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
Mendrisio | Ticino | Switzerland | 6-8 April 2020



HTHIC2020 was organised in collaboration with the ‘UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites’ at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development” under the patronage of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO.

The conference evolved around the theme “Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism” with Mendrisio in Switzerland as a fascinating example of ‘living’ tangible and intangible heritage. Unfortunately, the conference needed to be cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The HTHIC2020 “Preceedings” can be downloaded from the USI website.

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
3rd International Conference

Narratives for a World in Transition
Pori | Finland | 6-8 September 2017

More about the organisers, partners, chairs and speakers:

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
2nd International Conference

Heritage Meets Innovation
Amsterdam | Netherlands | 25-27 November 2015

More about the organisers, partners, chairs and speakers:

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
International Conference

Heritage of Hospitality and Hospitality for Heritage
Istanbul | Turkey | 6-8 November 2014

More about the organisers, partners, chairs and speakers:

& Books

Conference proceedings were published by the HTHIC host universities. They can either be downloaded for free or ordered at a cost price in our resources section.

HTHIC2014 and HTHIC2015 were followed up by two books, published by CABI and Amsterdam University Press respectively.

Interested in working together?

Do get in touch if you wish to co-create or contribute to one of our events or if you think we can help. We would love to talk to you.


The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference & LAB are organised by Elgin & Co.

Call us

(+31) 615441263

Email us


This website

Terms for use