International Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Ports to Be Held in Charleston, S.C., February 6–8, 2013
World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Preservation Society of Charleston are hosting an international symposium on the impacts of cruise tourism in historic port communities. Called “Harboring Tourism: A Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities,” it will be held Charleston, South Carolina, from February 6–8, 2013.
The symposium will examine various approaches to cruise tourism in historic port communities around the world, exploring best practices as well as challenging issues. The aim of the symposium is to advocate for policies and practices that benefit local communities by ensuring an effective balance between cruise tourism and heritage management. Participants from around the world are invited to attend and contribute ideas.