Ancient Europe

 

Planning and Orientation Workshop – Tarragona, Spain

World Heritage Journeys of Europe
Ancient Europe

Organized by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic.
Supported by the European Union.
Held in collaboration with Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco World Heritage site and Tarragona
Tourisme

Workshop Venue: Tarraconense Center ‘El Seminari’, Carrer de Sant Pau 4, Tarragona
Official hotel: Altafulla Mar Hotel, Via Augusta 13-21, 43893 Altafulla, Tarragona
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PROGRAMME
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
20.00-21.30
Welcome dinner for delegates at the Altafulla Mar Hotel

Wednesday 19 July 2017
8.30 9.00-9.40
Bus departure from Altafulla Mar Hotel

Official welcome in ‘Centre Tarraconense El Seminari’
Mr Peter DeBrine, Coordinator, UNESCO World Heritage and
Mr Josep Félix Ballesteros, Mayor of Tarragona
Ms Inmaculada Rodríguez, Councillor for Tourism of Tarragona

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1W0o.0r0ld-1 H1e.1r5it age Journeys Program Strategy and Platform
Presentation
Mr Chris Seek, President, Solimar International
Mr Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development & Travel Programs,
National Geographic

1C1o.f1f5e-e1/1n.e3t0w orking break

11.30-11.50
Guest presentation
TBC

11.50-12.50
Positioning our World Heritage sites as Ancient Europe
Exercise 1: Small group discussions among World Heritage site teams
to identify why a visitor should visit your World Heritage site and the
connection to the Ancient Journey theme.

13.00-14.30
Lunch

14.30-15.30
Identifying Complementary Visitor Experiences
Exercise 2: Small group discussions among World Heritage site teams
to identify the complementary visitor experiences that should be
included on the journeys platform

15.30-16.00
Developing strategy and criteria to engage local businesses to
support World Heritage Conservation
Group discussion about opportunity to utilize the platform and
programme to engage local tourism businesses to create quality
standards and support World Heritage conservation.

16.00-16.30
Stakeholder Outreach & Engagement Plan
Presentation and discussion on UNESCO WHC and National
Geographic’s support to help World Heritage sites conduct stakeholder
outreach and engagement to 1) develop/strengthen destination
partnerships, 2) gather content for the Journeys platform and 3) develop
the destination management and marketing plans for the Journeys
initiative.

16.30-17.00
Wrap-Up

17.15
Bus departure for hotel

19.30
Bus departs hotel for technical tour

20.00– 20:45
Live demonstration of the “human towers” – Intangible Cultural
Heritage- in the Plaza de la Seu, in front of the Cathedral of Tarragona.
http://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/en/tarragona-city-human-towers

21.00 – 23.00
Evening Social Programme at Casa Miret – Tarragona. Dinner in the
garden with live music.

23.00
Bus departure for hotel

Thursday 20 July 2017

9.00
Bus departure from Altafulla Mar Hotel

9.30-9.45
Introduction and Recap from Previous Day

9.45-10.45
Developing Suggested Journey Itineraries to Link World Heritage Sites
Exercise 4: Small group discussions among World Heritage site mixed
groups to identify suggested itineraries for visitors.

10.45-12.30
Working collaboratively to market and manage the World Heritage Journeys Initiative
Exercise 5: Small group discussions among World Heritage site mixed
groups to describe a desired future for the World Heritage Journeys of
Europe.

Exercise 6: Small group discussions among World Heritage site mixed
groups to identify marketing strategies for the Journeys Initiative.
Groups are provided questions to lead group discussions and develop
recommendations.

12.30-12.45
Wrap-up and next steps

12.45-13.00
Closing remarks
Ms Maria Gravari-Barbas, Director of the UNESCO Chair “Tourism,
Culture, Development” of Paris 1- Sorbonne University (TBC)
Mr Peter DeBrine, Coordinator, UNESCO World Heritage and
Sustainable Tourism Programme

13.00-15.00
Lunch in the Les Coques, Carrer de Sant Llorenç, 15

15.00-22.30
Technical tour and dinner

22.30
Bus departure for hotel

Friday 21 July 2017

Participants to depart at leisure