ERIH's 15th Annual Conference takes place from 16 to 18 October 2019 at ERIH Anchor Point 'German Technical Museum' in Berlin, Germany. The theme "INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TOURISM - IT'S ALL IN THE MIX. Successful industrial heritage marketing through combination with wider tourism offers"
The aim of this conference is to explore ways that industrial heritage sites can be promoted more fully within wider tourism offers.
The growth of international tourism during the 21st century has been phenomenal and industrial heritage tourism is losing more and more its niche market image and is on its way to be recognized as a respected part of our cultural heritage. Although this is good news, the question is if industrial heritage on its own is enough for long-term attraction of visitors and for the stimulation of repeated visits? Or if linking the promotion of industrial heritage more fully with other sectors of tourism is the success factor for future tourism marketing?
We are looking for innovative and best practice examples of how the promotion of industrial heritage can be combined with other sectors of tourism. As well as presentations of industrial heritage sites, we would especially welcome papers from experts such as tourism boards, travel agents and tour operators that offer packages for parties and individuals seeking a range of experiences including retailing and traditional city centre experiences as well as visits to specific natural and cultural heritage attractions.
ERIH also offers a poster session during the conference.
Papers should be submitted by 24th June 2019 to the ERIH office by e-mail.
Interested persons should submit a precis of their paper (in English) by e-mail to the Secretariat by 24th June 2019 or express their interest in presenting a poster. This brief description of the intended presentation should be attached on no more than one side of A4. A brief CV and note of relevant experience should also be attached.
The ERIH Board will consider the submitted papers at its meeting beginning of July 2019. All those who have submitted papers will be informed whether they have been selected by the end of July.