The Future of Heritage in the context of the tourism slump resulting from a global pandemic

Planning for the future is full of risks and dangers. The ancient Greeks believed there were multiple futures – and not one predetermined future – from which the mortals attempted to select the best, aided by divination . Confronting this, Horace, in his Odes1, encourages us carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, to “seize the day, put little trust in the future”. Some centuries later Rabbi Johanan said: ‘Since the Temple was destroyed; prophecy has been taken from prophets and given to fools and children’2 . However, the 1987 Brundtland Report, ‘Our Common Future’, recognizes sustainable development as a “development

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