World Heritage Sites as Economic Engines


With renewed participation in recent years of the United States in the World Heritage Convention (specifically, nominating of sites for the World Heritage List even as the US has withheld dues payments from UNESCO and the World Heritage Centre), the economic benefits of World Heritage designation are coming into focus. The San Antonio Missions—which includes the Alamo—were designated a World Heritage Site in 2015; much of the site is part of the San Antonio Missions National Park. A recent editorial in a local paper promotes the economic benefits of World Heritage designation and the popularity of US National Parks in calling for increased funding for maintenance and management.

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National parks vital to San Antonio's economy

By Rebecca G. Viagran

San Antonio Express News

February 5, 2017

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