This is the latest publication from the Irish Walled Towns Network (I.W.T.N), an advisory document that looks at tourism initiatives in historic town.
The purpose of this document is to help residents in towns across Ireland develop a sustainable tourism sector in their town. The creation of a viable tourist sector which provides valuable employment and improves the liveability of a place is a long process requiring cooperation, careful planning and targeted actions. What follows is guidance on how people can get together and devise an appropriate way forward. There are also short descriptions of inspirational projects that have successfully used the cultural heritage of their town. Finally, some information is provided on likely funding sources and
Within this document a sustainable tourist sector is taken to mean one which brings economic and social benefits to the present, is robust and adaptive to change and does not compromise core cultural distinctiveness or the ability of future generations to meet their needs.