Sources and Methods: Labour Statistics – Employment in the Tourism Industries (Special Edition)
2008, 436 с.
The International Conference on Tourism and Handicrafts held in Tehran, Iran, in May 2006 was the first international conference ever with specific focus on the linkage between tourism and handicrafts. The main objectives of this conference were the evaluation of poverty alleviation opportunities offered by a closer cooperation of both sectors and the role of local tourism in the preservation of traditional craft. The conference examined case studies of the production and marketing of tourism-related handicrafts and defined strategies and practical tools for governments and the private sector to strengthen the partnership between handicraft production and tourism. The conference was supported by UNWTO, UNESCO and Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) which brought together a strong team of experts, international speakers and delegates.