Articles tagged “heritage”

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

DNA Testing Becomes a Heritage Tourism Hook for Black Travelers

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Recent advances in DNA testing have made the service more accurate and affordable, which opens up the heritage tourism market to black Americans like never before.

2 years ago

EU Funds Tour of Old Jewish Towns in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

Associated Press

It's a great idea to introduce tours of these historic, mostly Jewish towns, and to pair them with interactive exhibits to savor a culture that was just about obliterated in the Holocaust.

5 years ago

The Race to Save Petra From Its Own Success

The Race to Save Petra From Its Own Success

Gaelle Sundelin, Jordan Times

Keeping the amazing heritage of Petra in good shape, and conserve it for future generations means playing a delicate balancing game with current demand for tourists to visit the unstable area.

6 years ago

Downton Abbey tourism: Making a pound off a television phenomenon

Downton Abbey tourism: Making a pound off a television phenomenon

As Downton Abbey has demonstrated, the world in which families could maintain these massive piles of brick is thankfully in the past, so it's up to canny thinkers to come up with methods that will keep estates from collapsing entirely.

6 years ago

What can Lahore, Pakistan do to restore it’s great Walled City?

What can Lahore, Pakistan do to restore it’s great Walled City?

Jason Burke, The Guardian

When you mix years of mis-management, a bit of corruption, ambitious developers, and historic sites, the result can be anyone's guess. But it would be wise for city leaders to bet on the structure that's been around for centuries instead of another new mall.

6 years ago

Japan’s Mount Fuji likely to become a Heritage site, but worries abound about effects

Japan’s Mount Fuji likely to become a Heritage site, but worries abound about effects

Eric Johnston, Japan Times

The areas around Mount Fuji are already a very popular tourist attractions, and this will help boost tourism even more, though environmental concerns will play a big role in the future.

6 years ago

India doesn’t know where 35 of its historic monuments have disappeared

Unbelievable. The state of India's historic monuments and heritage has always been in jeopardy, and ASI is as toothless a protector as they come.

6 years ago