Sustainable Cultural Tourism: A mapping document for the OMC
The aim of the presented document is to offer an overview of the topic of sustainable cultural tourism based on a literature review. It is divided into three chapters. The first chapter deals with the origins and definitions of sustainable cultural tourism. It reflects both organisational standpoints, as well as, the academic research perspectives. Further it highlights the best practices in sustainable cultural tourism in Europe in the last 5 years and describes latest trends and initiatives. The second chapter outlines the relationships between sustainable tourism and cultural heritage pointing out the vital role of heritage in terms of motivation for touristic travels. The third chapter focuses on current issues of cultural tourism sustainability discourse and suggest selected topics for a further debate.