Cultural heritage encompasses any cultural expression transmitted from the past and inherited by present day society. It can take material forms, such as buildings and artifacts, or be intangible, including traditions, lifestyles and customs. Sustainable lifestyles has become an integral part of the overall drive towards sustainable development, dealing with the quality of all citizens lives throughout the world, their health and wellbeing (SDG Goal 3).  The diversity of cultures and lifestyles is also celebrated as part of the peaceful prosperous and secure world envisaged in the 2030 Agenda.

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The Roles of Tourism Stakeholders

Cultural heritage, different lifestyle and diversity vitalize tourism. Therefore, many tourism sites are receiving a huge number of visitors with widespread curiosity. For successful preservation and development of the cultural heritage and the diversity, stakeholders involved in the areas of tourism have their significant roles.


Governmental bodies remain fundamental to development and preservation. They should be responsible for the legislation and policy of cultural heritage and mediate between heritage and sustainable development of an urban and territorial project. 


NGOs can across various interrelated policy domains at national and international level. They can mediate between the public and private sector and their interests which can result in a conflict.

Research, training, consulting

Researchers and consultants take an action in a circulation of knowledge and information about the value of cultural heritage, preservation, tourism and local development through a community and world in a formal or informal mechanism.


Destinations have a significant role in culture and tourism by hosting travellers and maximizing their cultural experience and value.


Tourism businesses take significant responsibility for the demand from travellers and markets in an economic sense. They deliver the image of cultural heritage and local people directly to the tourists which draw experiences from tourists directly.


Travellers plan and practice the cultural heritage and local lifestyle experience as a means of individual and collective fulfilment while they respect the other cultures and traditions.



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