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“A Guide to Best Practices for Archaeological Tourism” Now Available for Free

On October 22, 2009, during the ATTA’s Adventure Travel World Summit in Québec, Canada, the ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE of AMERICA (AIA), ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE, and the ADVENTURE TRAVEL TRADE ASSOCIATION (ATTA) announced the completion of a manual of good practices for anyone interested in visiting archaeological sites. The guide outlines practices that allow for proper, sustainable archaeological tourism, giving visitors the opportunity to fully experience ancient sites while minimizing any negative impact. The guide is an important resource for tour operators who wish to incorporate archaeological sites in their tour packages, for tour guides who lead people through the sites, for tourists who want to see these sites first hand, and for site managers charged with the maintenance and protection of sites. In conjunction with adequate and properly funded site management plans, these guidelines will help ensure that the public enjoy the experience of visiting ancient places for generations to come.

The Guide is intended as a starting place, and all three partners in this endeavor encourage feedback, additions and suggestions to help to ensure it’s thoroughness, accuracy and ability to influence the way the tourism industry and travelers interact aia-best-practices-pdfwith archaeological treasures worldwide. You are encouraged to share this free guide throughout your teams, your entire supply chain and to your client travelers. Email [email protected] with comments/feedback using the subject header: “Archaeological Tourism”.

3 Comments to “A Guide to Best Practices for Archaeological Tourism” Now Available for Free

  1. SOMNATH BANERJEE

    This is an unique step taken to boost up archaeological tourism. As I belong to Kolkata,India , i also feel that the heritage structures which are also living evidence of archaeology available to be promoted from the seat of ministry of tourism ,as well as private tour operators. As Kolkata was the british capital almost 200 years , so in this city we have no. of exhibits of such structures,but unfortunately most of them are in dire state. Lot of organisations took measure to restore these, but because of our red tape politics most of the restoration work either stalled or not started yet .Not only Kolkata but in whole West Bengal we have so many of them. The style sometimes colonial[Baroque,Indo Serasenic,Gothick, Corrinthian Pillars, Moorish, Paladian,etc] alongwith Bengal Thatche d Roof Style which are still in practice in the village areas of the state for leaving.

    If these relics are lost due to negligence ,then we do not have any answer left for future.Because like other states State of Bengal can be promoted easily asa sector of Archaeological Tourism.

  2. Wow! This post is really very appreciable. I think some new things if you add to your post like current affairs will increase It is popularity. your post is very advantageous for me and very good. Thanks a lot. This is an unique step taken to boost up archaeological tourism. As I belong to Kolkata,India , i also feel that the heritage structures which are also living evidence of archaeology available to be promoted from the seat of ministry of tourism ,as well as private tour operators.

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