International Conference on World Famous Mountains in China
In a contribution for the 4th International Conference on World Famous Mountains hosted by Leshan Normal University in Emei Shan City (Chengdu, China), researcher Greta Erschbamer from Eurac Research’s Center for Advanced Studies presented recent studies on sustainable development of tourism in mountain areas. The conference focused on the academic exchange on tourism development in rural areas, where experts from international and local institutions such as universities, research institutions and actors from local tourism administrative departments discussed implications and effects of tourism related to rural vitalization, ecological protection and measuring & monitoring mechanisms for sustainable development. The forum was organized by China Mountain Tourism Alliance (CMTA) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
Credit: Leshan Normal University