Dolomites UNESCO Forum II

Successful visitor management

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  • Date: 01.10.2018, 11.00 - 17.00
  • Place: Sextner Dolomiten Congress Center Sesto
  • Typology: Dolomites UNESCO Forum

The Dolomite region has 6 million arrivals and 25 million overnight stays per year. The limits of human and natural endurance have already been reached in some places, and in some places they have been exceeded. Motorised traffic, which is directly and indirectly triggered by tourism, is considered to be a central burden. It becomes clear that mobility is the greatest challenge in the development of a sustainable development concept for the Dolomite region, but not only. Guests are increasingly sensitive to the environment and demand the possibility of using more socially acceptable instruments.

The event is intended to contribute to thinking about approaches and solutions to questions relating to mobility behaviour and the associated visitor guidance: How will guests arrive in our destinations in the future and how can we guide the flow of guests in terms of time and space in order to avoid traffic jams and "overcrowding"? To what extent is the quality of life of the local population affected by phenomena of (perceived) overtourism? How can the challenges of the Dolomites as a living space be reconciled with the development perspectives of the Dolomites as a destination?


13.30 - 13.45 | Opening

Marcella Morandini, Director of the Dolomites UNESCO Foundation
Waltraud Watschinger, President of the Tourism Board of Sexten - Sesto
Christoph Rainer, President of the Association Sextenkultur
Harald Pechlaner, Head of Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

13.45 - 14.15 | Ady Milman
Visitor guidance in attraction points: What can we learn from the theme park industry and North American national parks?

14.15 - 14.45 | Dirk Glaesser
Tourism Development in the 21st Century: The role of planning and evidence

14.45 - 15.15 | Coffee Break

15.15 - 15.45 | Harald Pechlaner & Anna Scuttari
Visitor Management Strategies in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site

15.45 - 16.15 | Urs Reif
Best Practice: Development and concepts for visitor guidance in the young Black Forest National Park

16.15 - 16.45 | Working Tables

Languages: German, Italian, English (simultaneous translation)


Please confirm your participation until September, 17th 2018 under the following address: advanced.studies@eurac.edu


Eurac Research
Center for Advanced Studies
Drususallee 1 / Viale Druso 1
39100 Bozen / Bolzano
T +39 0471 055 801

Tourismusverein Sexten
Associazione Turistica Sesto
Dolomitenstraße 45 / Via Dolomiti 45
39030 Sexten / Sesto
T +39 0474 710 310

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