Fondazione Santagata confirms its partnership with the World Tourism Event for its 2024 edition, scheduled to take place in Genoa from September 12th to 14th, 2024. During this event, Fondazione Santagata will coordinate scientific panels and present  its latest projects in cultural tourism and UNESCO sites.


The World Tourism Event – International Tourism Hall for World Heritage Sites, returns for its 15th edition, in the setting of Palazzo della Meridiana in Genoa. The event represents an important platform for meeting the supply and demand of tourism in UNESCO cities and sites and a moment of exchange among industry operators.


On the occasion of the WTE, Fondazione Santagata coordinates three strategically significant panels, bringing together estreemed experts to discuss key issues related to tourism and cultural heritage.

Forum “Tourism and World Heritage “
September 12th 2024 | Genoa

The technical meeting – organized in collaboration with the Association of Italian World Heritage Sites – features the participation of cultural sector experts and key stakeholders in the tourism supply chain. The debate aims to foster reflections on the opportunities and issues related to touristic flows in World Heritage sites, promoting a constructive dialogue among the various actors involved.

Panel “Development Plan for Tourism in the Aeolian Islands”
September 12th 2024 | Genoa

Fondazione Santagata was commissioned by the Municipality of Lipari to develope a strategic plan  to promote responsible tourism models in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Aeolian Islands. The panel aims to present the work conducted and stimulate a debate on the crucial issue of balancing tourism promotion with the natural conservation of territories. 

Panel “Climate-Sensitive Travellers: tourism and climate crisis”
September 13th 2024 | Genoa

This session presents the findings of the “Climate-Sensitive Tourism” research, promoted by the National Agency for Tourism (ENIT) and conducted by Fondazione Santagata in collaboration with Giaccardi & Associati. The panel aims to provide insights for rethinking tourism activities in response to the ongoing climate crisis.