Interpret Europe Conference 2021

Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation


Friday 1 to Monday 4 October 2021


Get ready for another safe, inclusive and low carbon footprint web conference discussing ways towards more sustainable tourism in connection with heritage interpretation.


The IE conference, ‘Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation’, was due to take place in Sigüenza, Spain, but we decided to organise another outstanding online conference which will offer access to attendees from all parts of the world. Vaccinated, or not, healthy or not so healthy, you are all very welcome! Besides, we will again contribute to a lower carbon footprint and save our travel miles for next year!


Under the theme ‘Recreating tourism through heritage interpretation’, we will merge heritage interpretation with sustainable tourism in order to offer unique opportunities along the tourist service chain to both local people and visitors. Everything you have come to expect from an IE conference – inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops, thematic discussions and networking – can be taken for granted!


We need to rethink tourism’s success, both at the destination and visitor level, by encouraging heritage interpretation. Closer cooperation between tourism and heritage interpretation could lead to new approaches from which especially smaller communities might benefit.


Our 2021 conference aims to share and exchange theory and practice of interpretive approaches to the development of tourism and to rethink the role heritage interpretation plays in tourism and in community development at tourist destinations.

Take advantage of an early bird fee and register by Sunday 15 August!