12  Conclusions – visitormanagement at culturalWorld Heritage Sites

Myra Shackley

The World Heritage Sites described in this collection of case studies are immensely varied. Some are isolated, others form part of a complex of buildings. The inaccessibility of some (like Ninstints) contribute to low visitor numbers of 1000 visitors per year and no management problems. At the other extreme the Valley of the Kings at Thebes (Egypt) sees 3000 visitors per day and has appalling management problems compounded by difficult conservation requirements and dire traffic congestion. The same techniques useful for the management or interpretation of small, nodal sites such as Biertan are not applicable to complex linear features situations such as Hadrian's ...

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