31.12.2009 - Natural Sciences Sector

CCBP Module 2: Tourism Management in Heritage Sites

In 2004, the World Heritage Committee endorsed the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) to help implement UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention in the Caribbean. It is a long-term training programme composed of various modules including a general training course on the “Application of the World Heritage Convention” and thematic ones related to different aspects of managing. “Tourism Management in Heritage Sites” is one of these specific modules and has been prepared by UNESCO with contribution of consultant Ricardo Núñez Fernández.


For many Caribbean islands, tourism is an important economic sector. At the same time, tourists represent continuous pressure for heritage sites. Being inscribed on the World Heritage List increases this pressure as sites included on the list become more widely known and attract larger numbers of visitors. The CCBP Module on “Tourism Management in Heritage Sites” addresses this challenge by responding to a great variety of questions such as “How to encompass tourism development and heritage conservation?” or “How to prepare a site to receive mass tourism?”


While each module lasts for 30 hours and is designed for, among others, professionals and stakeholders in the field of cultural heritage, politicians or universities, their manuals are freely available to interested readers online.


To access “Tourism Management in Heritage Sites”, click here.

To find out more about the World Heritage Convention Caribbean Capacity Building Programme including the other training modules, click here.

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