The development of sustainable tourism requires both the satisfaction of visitor expectations and the preservation of the heritage, as well as local inhabitants’ quality of life. It is essential to diversify and publicise tourist attractions of the less well-known areas and offer an authentic cultural experience while strengthening the local identity.

 Recommended courses of action for D7

  • Draw up culture-heritage-tourism agreements at national level
  • Set up tourism activities incorporating heritage assets and local know-how
  • When promoting tourism in an area, showcase its cultural heritage in a reasoned way
  • Organise consultations with local populations to promote sustainable and responsible tourism, based on the values of cultural heritage
  • Inform and raise the awareness of those involved in tourism (professionals, suppliers) regarding the cultural heritage, its potential and its vulnerability
  • Develop interoccupational and intersectoral co-operation
  • Jointly devise material for tourists (guidebooks, virtual tourist guides, local visitor guides, etc.)
  • Assess the negative impacts and envisage limitation regulations

 Good practices for D7