HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Mr Fergus Maclaren MACLAREN
Country: Canada

Destination Planning and Management




President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee
Principal, MAC-DUFF Tourism | Heritage | Planning

Professional/Research Area(s):

Tourism, Cultural and Natural Heritage, Sustainable Development

Short Resume:

Fergus Maclaren is a sustainable tourism and cultural heritage management professional with 25 years of experience in Canada and internationally. His background includes a broad range of tourism planning, destination management and community development aspects including training, risk and gap analyses, performance indicators development, research, site evaluation, needs assessment, Internet marketing, communications plans, site branding, multi-stakeholder evaluation and participation, program design and evaluation, large group presentations and facilitation. Mr. Maclaren has taught sustainable tourism at McGill University and lectured on the subject at post-secondary institutions in North America and Asia. He was elected President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) International Cultural Tourism Committee in December 2017, and has acted as the Canadian National Expert Representative since 2012, and its Sustainable Development Goals Working Group representative since 2018. Mr. Maclaren has worked in a number of countries in Asia including: China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam on behalf of the Canadian International Development Agency, the Organization of World Heritage Cities and various United Nations bodies, including UNESCO.