Vital to manage impacts of cultural heritage tourism, says expert


Insightful pointers: Dr Ellsmore presenting his talk at the GTWHI premises.

THE increased tourist arrivals since George Town’s listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site have brought numerous benefits to the city and its people.

But like many similar destinations across Southeast Asia, it can also bring negative impacts, cautioned Dr Donald Ellsmore, convenor of the Association for Preservation Technology’s Australasia Chapter.

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