How can travel encourage cultural sensitivity? In a post-pandemic world, travel and tourism have been regaining popularity. With this regained popularity comes a renewed pressure on local hosts and sites because of increasing visiting numbers. Can cultural sensitivity be a tool to mitigate tensions between hosts and visitors? For the last two years, the CultSense project (CultSense – Sensitizing Young Travellers for Local cultures, www.cultense.com) has focused on addressing this question. In the conference held in the beginning of June in Rotterdam, a joint venture of CultSense and the ATLAS Special Interest Group on Cultural Tourism, explored ways to bridge cultures via travel.
During this conference our colleague Bianca Kluin presented her research ‘’ Regenerating the heart and soul of Rotterdam-South