Welcome to an emerging community of practice.

Tourism sector

- contributing local resilience & sustainability

Tourism, by employment the worlds largest industry, is set out for post pandemic recovery. The main economic sectors, including accommodation, food & beverage, transportation and attractions, are determined to recover for the contribution of economic prosperity and lively communities across the world.

Where intentionally managed, tourism has benefited protection of World Heritage. However, commercialisation of natural and cultural heritage has many places come at the cost of maintaining less profitable, often traditional, economic activities. Increasing dependency on tourism generated revenues and outsourced tourism services has weakened the social and economic fabric and hence community resilience and sustainability. This is a complex challenge calling for collaborative efforts and inclusive solutions.

World Heritage Catalysis invites you and all tourism stakeholders to join the emerging community of practice coming together in the shared need and intention to strengthen resilience, adaptive and transformative capacity of people and within communities  in and around UNESCO World Heritage sites. Irrespective of your role or capacity, your experiences, skills and ideas are important in the co-creation of a new and ideally regenerative development paradigm.

Featured resources

In Hub Store you will find relevant online products, services and projects. Resources can be purchased separately, alternatively at accessed via one of the membership plans. Below are examples of specifically relevant products, services and projects availed through Hub Store. 

Featured resources coming soon.

Hub Store

Community

Joining the community is free. Content and fees for the paid plans may change without prior notice, but never negatively affect current memberships. 

Community

Free

For individuals working in the tourism sector

 

The Club - community

Access to:

  • Community platform connecting members across different topics and conversations
  • Newsletter based on community activity
  • Catalysts - direct booking to relevant expertise 
  • Partner offers specifically negotiated to support members 

 

The Hub - resources

Access to:

  • Knowledge commons co-created by the community
  • Resources and collaboration opportunities in Hub Store 
  • Open Space allowing community members to network and/or organise meetings 24/7
  • Events & thematic discussions 
  • Crowdsourcing of resources (coming)

 

WHETS*

Future features:

Join community

Club

$49/m

+ $330 set-up fee

For commercial enterprises.

To ensure the relevance to cause and community, this plan is only granted upon a peer reviewed application. 

 

The Club - community

Same as Community plan:

  • Special feature presenting services/goods offered in the WHETS marketplace

 

The Hub - resources

Same as Community plan:

 

WHETS*

Same as Community plan:

  • Obligation to be signed up with WHETS 
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Catalyst

Upon quote

For National Tourism Offices (NTOs) & Destination Management/Marketing Organisations (DMOs)

 

 

The Club - community

Same as Community & Club plans, but based upon identified needs

  • Dedicated working space (optional) to facilitate an inclusive strategy development process and/or implementation

 

The Hub - resources

Same as Community & Club plans:

 

VMAST

  • 20% discount VMAST hosting plans 
  • Invitation to regularly hosted VMAST circles supporting VMAST users
  • Access to VMAST Forum for collaboration around VMAST objectives
  • Access to VMAST Q&A

  

WHETS*

Same as Community & Club plan:

Contact

*The World Heritage Exchange Trading System (WHETS) is in an early stage of development and currently applied as a voucher system. 

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