Draft Programme

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference will take place on 6-8 April 2020 in and around Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The conference will offer a versatile programme including pre-conference seminars, keynotes, poster sessions, workshops, research focused and destination and industry focused presentations, ‘Special Sessions on Location’, and opportunities to network and enjoy the local gastronomy. 

Pre-conference Seminar I

ICTs for sustainable tourism at heritage site: a framework and some fields of application. Led by UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI.

Heritage and Slow Tourism

Burçin Kalabay Hatipoğlu and Karin Elgin-Nijhuis look forward to exploring the concept of slow tourism with a wide variety of speakers.
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Pre-conference Seminar II

Strategy and Story: About the art and science of storytelling and narrative approaches to strategy and visitor experience development, audience and stakeholder engagement. Tourism StoryLAB at Elgin & Co.

Special Session on Location II

Monte San Giorgio, a UNESCO Worlds Heritage site, is one of the most important fossil deposits in the world.

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