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Published on Sep 24, 2012
World Heritage Tourism; a TravelersInsights.com magazine "World Heritage" edition, features Barbados' UNESCO Designation in its first edition. See Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia: http://barbados.org/worldheritage
To put this UNESCO World Heritage Site award in perspective, we need to remember that it was only in 1972 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) started designating the most outstanding wilderness, nature, historic and cultural landmarks on earth as World Heritage Sites.
The Galapagos Islands, the Roman Forum, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest and the Great Wall of China were some of the first entries to the list.
More recently, natural landmarks and more recent historic sites have been added. Bridgetown Barbados, added in 2011, a small Caribbean island nation, with a booming tourism industry, has much to gain by this UNESCO heritage recognition.
Known internationally for its miles of white sand beaches and more things to do per mile than any other Caribbean holiday island, it now can rightfully claim its place as a "World Heritage Tourism and culturally" significant travel destination.
UNESCO's goal is to build lasting peace. Adding a Tourism designation to Selected UNESCO Heritage Sites accelerates and expands this mandate by sharing our heritage, our place and our culture. It enables us all to participate and bring understanding to the world.
Our Travel Journalists seek out exceptional World Heritage Tourism destinations and attractions that enliven your travel and your life. Nature, culture, history and people move us to build understanding that can change lives.