Welcome to
uia international forum

The concept

With the advent of low-cost travel, the tourism industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom. As a result, mass tourism is increasingly characterised as invasive, even destructive, often resulting in demographic shifts, local malcontent, rising prices, the dissipation of small businesses, damage to heritage, and loss of cultural identity. This forum aims to address these problems and discuss ways in which architects and other actors can help develop a greater harmony between historic towns and tourists.

Final output

  • A set of GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN HISTORIC CITIES, endorsed by International Organizations for distribution throughout the world to policy-makers, tourism professionals, and urban planners.
  • A QUALITY LABEL for cities that meet the necessary requirements of sustainable tourism in in historic cities.
  • A final DECLARATION and summary of the recommendations resulting from the Forum.