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UNESCO Launches New Platform For Travelers With ‘World Heritage Journeys’

By Koty Neelis

For eco-conscious travelers looking to plan their next trip, UNESCO is now offering a new platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the European Union and in collaboration with National Geographic, the platform features 34 selected World Heritage sites spread across 19 European Union countries.

The platform aims to encourage people to travel beyond the typical tourist attractions and experience more of what the local region has to offer. World Heritage Journeys, co-funded by the European Union and promotes sustainable travel to some of the most remarkable World Heritage sites in Europe, launched earlier this month when UNESCO Paris Headquarters opened its doors to the public for the European Heritage Days event.

“Our goal is to change how people travel. Staying longer in destinations, experiencing the local culture and its environment, and gaining a deeper knowledge and appreciation of World Heritage values,” said Mechtild Rössler, Director of the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO.