Heritage & Slow TourismLAB

The Heritage & Slow TourismLAB is a spin-off of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC). The Heritage & Slow TourismLAB was founded by Karin Elgin-Nijhuis and is organised by Elgin & Co. in collaboration with members of the LAB’s Organising Committee and Advisory Committee. The initiative is generously funded by DutchCulture, Centre for international cooperation.

About this website

was created by Elgin & Co./HTHIC and contains contributions from committee members, partners and participants in the LAB. Your feedback on this website is most welcome. Contact us on



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Information on the website

Information on this website is compiled with the utmost care and we aim to keep the information up to date. The contents of the website are reviewed by Elgin & Co./HTHIC at regular intervals. Despite this, no rights may be derived from the information posted. Elgin & Co./HTHIC gives no guarantee of the accuracy, the completeness, up-to-dateness or quality. If in doubt, we would ask you to contact us: email or call +31 (0)6 15441263.

Use of website/damage

Elgin & Co./HTHIC is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss arising from the use of information on the website

External links

A number of external links are provided on the website as a service to visitors to the site. Elgin & Co./HTHIC cannot be held responsible or liable for the content of the pages of third parties, the protection of privacy of these websites, for the services that may be offered on them or for the damage or loss caused by using the external links.


The contents of all web pages including the logos are protected by copyright. The copyright belongs to Elgin & Co./HTHIC or to its partners. Nothing on this website can be reproduced, stored in an automated data file or made public in any form whatsoever, either electronically, by photocopying, recording or in any other way without the prior written permission of Elgin & Co./HTHIC.


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The Logos


The logos of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC) and Heritage & Slow TourismLAB are based on the Temple of Apollo in Side, Turkey.

The five columns represent HTHIC’s five Ps: Preservation,(re-)Presentation, Promotion, Profit (in the sense of benefits for all involved) and Purpose.

We believe that paying attention to each and all of the first four pillars is required to preserve heritage thanks to and despite tourism and to realise our Purpose: the well-being of humans and non-humans and the co-creation of thriving places.

HTHIC Heritage & Slow TourismLAB logo

Privacy Policy



This privacy policy describes how and why we, Elgin & Co. / Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference (HTHIC), hereafter referred to as “HTHIC”, obtain, store and process data which can identify you. We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on the web site when changes have been made.

The information we collect

Information is collected from you when you contact us, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the webpage on which we collect it.

Who we disclose it to

We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you or with your prior consent. In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the terms and conditions described in the Disclaimer. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body. We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties overseas to enable us to perform services requested by you.

Cookies and web analytics

None of our cookies capture or use personal information. We operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that by visiting this site, we assume you are fine with our use of cookies as described below.  If you do not agree, then you should not use this site in the future, delete any cookies after visiting this site or browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

We use a web analytics tool to enhance content provided on site and to analyse site usage, how users arrive at our site, what they do on the site and things like what browser they are using. This tool is Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ and JavaScript code to help analyse user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States. However, this analytics data, is not tied to personally identifiable information. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data previously held. 

We also use some ‘marketing cookies’ that we use to target relevant advertising to those users who are likely to be interested in those advertisements. Once again we do not capture any personally identifiable information and we do not associate your IP address with any other data previously held. 

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data in this way in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also disallow non-essential cookies by clicking on ‘Cookie settings’ in the cookie notice bar at the bottom of the page.


Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Accessing and updating your personal information

We will always let you have a copy of any personal information we have about you, should you request it, and you may correct it if you wish. In the first instance please send an email message to or call +31 (0)6 15441263.

More information

If you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you in the first instance please email please email us via or call +31 (0)6 15441263.