After almost a decade of dating, UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network are engaged, and have finally set the date for their wedding. Here at Touch TD we are really happy about it, and we're going to tell you why.
The spectacular autumn colours of Atlantic Canada, formed the backdrop to the biennial GGN conference, hosted this year by the Stonehammer Geopark of Saint John and the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. Touch TD again presented results from its on-going work around the world of Geoparks. This time we joined forces with colleagues from Katla geopark, Iceland in drawing attention as to how intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and the physical heritage are woven together in a geopark setting.
Touch TD have been refining their approach to post-graduate heritage and tourism study trips for a number of years now. We draw on active partnerhsips from live tourism and development projects we have been directly involved in. This is designed to ensure the students are exposed to actual practice with a range of 'clients', to complement the theory they are taught by their professors in the lecture hall.