Italy, Armeno (NO)

Information and Communication Technologies for Promotion and Development of Sustainable Tourism at Cultural and Religious Heritage Sites

when 29 August 2016 - 9 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 350

The 2016 Summer School of the UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites, established at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) is co-located together with IFITT (International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism) doctoral summer school. IFITT is the leading independent global community for the discussion, exchange and development of knowledge about the use and impact of ICT in the travel and tourism industry and experience.

Course leader

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni
dr. Silvia De Ascaniis
Asta Adukaite

Target group

– Advanced Master students
– PhD students
– Post doctorate

– World Heritage Site managers
– Promoters of the destinations with heritage sites
– Interested tourism professionals

Course aim

Besides representing a wide segment of the tourism market, cultural tourism is an opportunity for territorial development and cultural promotion. It points out, in fact, the very goal of tourism: to exit known territories in order to enter new spaces and encounter different human communities, cultures and lifestyles. In particular, sacred heritage needs to be considered, since it constitutes a major part within every culture. Information and Communication Technologies might play key roles in supporting and enriching cultural tourism, promoting a sustainable approach and enhancing the understanding of different cultures and traditions.

Credits info

The Summer School is equivalent to 3 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 350: Covers all classes and materials.
EUR 650: Covers board and lodging for the two weeks as well as social activities.


IFITT members can apply for a scholarship to cover the tuition fee (175 EUR for one week or 350 EUR for two weeks), while board and lodging are at own expenses.