“World Heritage Journeys” – the first -ever web World Heritage travel platform has been launched
UNESCO has launched the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable tourism – “UNESCO World Heritage Journeys”.
Supported by the European Union, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage sites spread across 19 European Union Member States. Naturally, the Royal Salt Mines in Wieliczka and Bochnia, and the Cracow Saltworks Museum are on the list.
The “World Heritage Journeys” launch took place when UNESCO Paris Headquarters opened its doors to the public on 15–16 September for the European Heritage Days event. The initiative is co-funded by the European Union and promotes sustainable travel to the most remarkable World Heritage sites in Europe. “Our goal is to change how people travel. Staying longer in destinations, experiencing the local culture and its environment, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of World Heritage Values,” said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO. The website was prepared in collaboration with National Geographic.
“World Heritage Journeys” invites travellers to travel along four cultural heritage itineraries –Royal Europe, Ancient Europe, Romantic Europe and Underground Europe – which intertwine to tell fascinating stories of Europe’s heritage and history. The website has practical information and tools to support travellers in planning their European holidays based on local knowledge about the destinations’ cultural heritage.
World Heritage Journeys: www.visiteuworldheritage.com