Articles tagged “unesco”

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

4 days ago

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

Laura Powell, Skift

As European rivers become overcrowded, luxury travelers are looking to escape the masses. They are finding the isolation they seek in Peru's Amazon region.

3 months ago

UNESCO Labels Hebron as a Palestinian Heritage Site in Danger

UNESCO Labels Hebron as a Palestinian Heritage Site in Danger

Associated Press

Hebron has sites considered holy to both Muslims and Jews. The UNESCO determination will put new focus on Hebron as a heritage destination and on the tinder box that is the Palestine-Israel conflict.

3 months ago

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

Overtourism isn't just an inconvenience; a destination could lose a tangible asset like UNESCO status.

5 months ago

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

UNESCO sites -- of all places -- should be the destinations taking leadership roles in tourism management planning as they're often the first place many tourists think about when deciding what to do on a trip. But data show that's far from reality for a variety of political and economic reasons.

6 months ago

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Grant Peck and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

1 year ago

The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit

The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Not all UNESCO World Heritage Sites are that easy to travel to, but these seven are fairly accessible and, because they're the newest additions to the list, they haven't yet been swamped with crowds full of tourists just yet.

1 year ago

Eritrea’s Capital City Is Making a Strong Push for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Eritrea’s Capital City Is Making a Strong Push for UNESCO World Heritage Status

Edmund Blair, Reuters

World Heritage status can hurt, too, if destinations don't plan properly. Eritrea's relative isolation could offer it the best of both worlds, though.

2 years ago

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Too Much Tourism

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Too Much Tourism

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

When politics meets poor planning meets too many tourists, things never end well.

2 years ago

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Downside of Cultural Tourism

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Downside of Cultural Tourism

Denis D. Gray, Associated Press

Destinations are realizing that tourism management is an essential part of a good quality of life for residents. It's just that not many destinations make wise decisions when the promise of tourism profits make wise choices less attractive.

2 years ago

Philadelphia Is the First UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S.

Philadelphia Is the First UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S.

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press

Few U.S. cities offer the mix of history, culture, food, and livability as Philly. We are biased, but we will say UNESCO has a winner.

2 years ago

In Battle Over Jesus Tourism, UNESCO Sides With Jordan

In Battle Over Jesus Tourism, UNESCO Sides With Jordan

Karin Laub and Sam McNeil, Associated Press

When you mix deeply held religious beliefs, political conflict, and the business of tourism you never end up with a result that's anything less than muddy.

2 years ago