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Lijiang Models



Models for Fiscal Management for Heritage Conservation, maintenance and development at the Municipal level

  • Conservation incentives and financial support systems for owners of historic buildings – generally applies to all sites.
  • Development of exemptions, waivers and deductions - generally applies to all sites with appropriate mechanisms to be developed.
  • Restructuring of tourism revenue collection system for conservation and maintenance:
    • Hotel tax revised to combined historic site ticket replacing current individual entry fee; revenue to provide direct funding support for identified initiatives - (Lijiang)
    • From tourist departure points to arrival - combined entry ticket to a number of monuments or sites to discourage practice of individual temples charging their own admission fees (Luang Prabang)
    • Generally from domestic tourists with decline in international tourists (all sites))
  • Transparency of revenue collection and beneficial expenditure (proposed generally but particularly Lijiang, and Hoi An).
  • Management and dispersal the spread of economic activity (eg away from the main street into the other areas such as in Lijiang, also Hoi An and Melaka).
  • Indirect revenue capture from devotees or pilgrims (Kandy).
  • Reduce dependence on external funding agencies (generally but particularly Kandy).
  • Opportunities for small business income generation by the marginalised people (women, youth, disabled, elderly, poor) (Ping Shan – Hong Kong).
  • Revenue capture from special events (such as using the site as a film location or music location) (eg, Hoi An - The Ancient Quarter).
  • Development of a comprehensive data base/inventory (with necessary research) to provide basis for development of conservation policies and strategies (Melaka)
  • Planning and approval incentives for historic fabric repairs and adaptive reuse (all sites).