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Lavaux tourism booms but wine makers in the Unesco heritage site struggle to make a living

The Lavaux vineyards have been part of the Unesco World Heritage Programme since 2007. It’s a tribute to the unique interaction here between man and nature, and is designed to protect the region from creeping urbanisation. The designation has helped to boost visitor numbers by about 30 per cent, but the vineyards the Unesco label is supposed to protect are struggling to survive. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)

This content was published on October 13, 2011 - 16:29

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