Sonia Mechiat


Today, cultural heritage has become one of the foundations of tourism activity. Wherever it is well managed, tourism investment has a real chance to develop and flourish. A rigorous cultural heritage management strategy can reduce the economic backwardness and marginalisation of historic and traditional villages, particularly those in the Oued Labiod valley in the Aurès, which are the subject of this article, through the promotion of tourism. This article aims to clarify the close link between cultural tourism and heritage enhancement and how this sector can be a resource for regional development.


cultural tourism; cultural heritage; sustainable development; Rhoufi; Aures.


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