Evora Appeal (1997)

Organization of World Heritage Cities

The Evora Appeal addresses the threats and benefits of cultural tourism in historic areas. The participants endorse the concept of sustainable tourism as it was adopted in the Charter of the World Conference on Sustainable Tourism of 1995. The Evora Appeal calls on all concerned parties to promote a number of objectives in the development and management of tourism related activity, which include:

  • ensuring the quality of life and respect for the cultural identity of residents;
  • encouraging regional, national and municipal authorities to work together to develop fiscal and legislative guidelines that ensure job creation and the development of tourism; and
  • encouraging tourism industries to develop a World Fund be aimed at analyzing the impact of tourism on historic monuments and sites and the possible damage to World Heritage Cities.