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Wed, Oct 13



Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 3rd Edition

IEREK proudly invites you to join the 3rd edition of the international conference on "Cultural Sustainable Tourism" (CST) that will be online Conference in collaboration with University Institute of Maia, Portugal 13-15 October 2021.

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Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 3rd Edition
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 3rd Edition

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – Oct 15, 2021, 1:00 PM

Maia, 4470 Maia, Portugal

About the Event

Experiencing the stories, culture and heritage of the past and present is the spirit of cultural tourism, creating and providing a sustainable environment for both the locals and the visitors is what sustainable tourism attempts to achieve. Travelers who aim to recreate cultural experiences, spend more time and money at their destinations more than other travelers. This form of tourism is also becoming generally more popular throughout the world.

One of the principle objectives of cultural tourism is collaboration and interaction of the locals with the stakeholders to develop a complete experience. Tourism provides jobs, opportunities, and strengthens local economies. It calls for the protection of natural and cultural resources, which improve the quality of life for residents and travelers. Studies show that travelers show more aptitude to visit places with a strong communal and cultural identity.

However, this influx of visitors and the infrastructure needed to support this growth and exposure, can cause a major strain on the resources that attract the visitors in the first place. It is imperative to protect the cultural and heritage resources while maintain and increasing their exposure to the public.

Combining both aspects of tourism and balancing between cultural tourism and sustainable tourism is why IEREK is organizing the international conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) – 3rd Edition. IEREK also aims to highlight the role of architects, planners and stakeholders in how to achieve a sustainable cultural tourism.

The CST aims to find the balance between society, environment and tourism in order to raise the awareness of governmental and non-governmental organizations and local communities to the importance of cultural tourism and how to decrease the negative impacts on reach a sustainable environment.


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