Integrating Living Heritage and Creative City into Sustainable Tourism

Integrating Living Heritage and Creative City into Sustainable Tourism

Posted at: 08 Dec 2023

About the Program

Tourism professionals from Cambodia, Lao, PDR, and Thailand will delve into the integration of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and the UNESCO Creative City Network (UCCN) for sustainable, community-based tourism. This workshop is a key part of the ASEAN-supported project, ‘Achieving Sustainable Tourism with Intangible Cultural Heritage and Creative City Network in Waterway Cities of ASEAN’. 

Who Should Apply?

Tourism professionals from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand, who are eager to integrate sustainable practices and local heritage into their business models,


  • UNESCO covers airfare, accommodation, and meals.
  • No admission fee required

This unique opportunity is designed to foster sustainable tourism practices in the ASEAN region’s waterway cities, emphasizing cultural preservation and economic development. Embrace the chance to be part of this innovative dialogue!

Program Highlights

3 February 2024, Bangkok: Seminar

  • Participate in the UNESCO-ONYX seminar on ‘Sustainable Gastronomical Experience in UNESCO Locales’ at Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok: This is engaging session blends in-person and virtual elements to offer an engaging discussion on food and tourism.
  • Spend evening out at Bangkok Design Week 2023: Experience the vibrant and innovative activities and exhibitions in Thailand’s UNESCO Creative City for Design!

4-7 February 2024, Nan Old City: Workshop

  • Take part in a deep-dive, intensive workshop: Engage in our core workshop in the serene environment of the historic Nan Old City.

This workshop will concentrate on:

  1. Educational insight: understand how ICH and CCIs are pivotal cultural assets for tourism.
  2. Skill Development: Know how you can promote local living heritage effectively and hand-in-hand with local communities.
  3. Networking: Build new cross-border professional relationships for future collaborative projects.

How to Apply

Candidate can apply at .

Application Deadline

The application deadline is on 15 December 2023.

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