Articles tagged “unesco”

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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.

3 years 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago

UNESCO’s New World Heritage Sites Span Texas to Japan and Beyond

UNESCO’s New World Heritage Sites Span Texas to Japan and Beyond

Christoph Noelting and Frank Jordans, Associated Press

UNESCO's additions to its World Heritage Sites collection is an ongoing bucket list of places that matter. They also force destinations to step up their preservation game (see today's Australia story).

4 years ago

Nepal Reopens Damaged Heritage Sites in Hopes Tourists Will Return

Nepal Reopens Damaged Heritage Sites in Hopes Tourists Will Return

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Nepal is anxious to get its tourists back but UNESCO urged travelers to be cautious when visiting heritage sites out of safety concerns.

4 years ago

Yemen Loses UNESCO Heritage Sites to Saudi Airstrikes

Yemen Loses UNESCO Heritage Sites to Saudi Airstrikes

Ahmed Al-haj, Associated Press

Perhaps Saudi Arabia could do a better job stamping out possible terrorists by carpet bombing Sanaa with cash. That tends to make friends faster than killing civilians and destroying cultural heritage.

4 years ago

Sudan has the Most Historic Pyramids That Hardly Anyone Ever Sees

Sudan has the Most Historic Pyramids That Hardly Anyone Ever Sees

Maggie Michael, Associated Press

Sudan's pyramids are not on a lot of people's bucket lists, although they should be. Maybe one day. The country takes in only around 15,000 tourists per year.

4 years ago

Jordan Turns to UNESCO and Italy to Help Protect Petra’s Treasures

Jordan Turns to UNESCO and Italy to Help Protect Petra’s Treasures

The Jordan Times

Italy has its own challenges protecting archaeological treasures, but it's smart of Jordan to turn for help before it becomes too late.

5 years ago

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

UNESCO Adds Palestinian Village as Heritage Site

Ali Sawafta, Reuters

Among the victims of the Israel-Palestinian conflict are historic villages and potential tourism sites as old as the olive trees that dot the Palestinian and Israeli landscapes.

5 years ago