Report to APEC on the international workshop: "Advancing Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites Mogao Caves World Heritage Site, China."
The workshop brought together around 100 experts and representatives from 21 economies to position
World Heritage in relation to tourism by discussing:
potential changes to the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (the Operational Guidelines) to provide guidance on managing tourism at World Heritage sites
the development of best practice policy guidance on sustainable tourism management
proposed Principles for Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Properties
strategies and methods for successful tourism management and means for sharing sustainable tourism “best practices” at cultural and natural heritage sites from around the globe.