Wednesday, 18 April 2018,
18:00 to 19:00
E1.01 Suffolk House, West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RL
Professor David Gill (University of Suffolk) presents 'Austerity, Heritage, and Tourism: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece'
Tourism is a significant part of the Greek economy and an important counterbalance to austerity. There are 18 UNESCO cultural and two mixes World Heritage Sites (WHS) in Greece. They range from the Bronze Age site of Mycenae, through the Classical site of Olympia, to the Medieval City of Rhodes. This lecture will review the value of these UNESCO recognised sites as focal points for tourist activity and explore the likely impact of Brexit on the Greek tourist economy.