Tourism In The City: Towards An Integrative Agenda On Urban Tourism

April 22, 2018|
Tourism In The City: Towards An Integrative Agenda On Urban Tourism by Nicola Bellini
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This book critically explores the interconnections between tourism and the contemporary city from a policy-oriented standpoint, combining tourism perspectives with discussion of urban models, issues, and challenges. Research-based analyses addressing managerial issues and evaluating policy implications are described, and a comprehensive set of case studies is presented to demonstrate practices and policies in various urban contexts. A key message is that tourism policies should be conceived as integrated urban policies that promote tourism performance as a means of fostering urban quality and the well-being of local communities, e.g., in terms of quality spaces, employment, accessibility, innovation, and learning opportunities. In addition to highlighting the significance of urban tourism in relation to key urban challenges, the book reflects on the risks and tensions associated with its development, including the rise of anti-tourism movements as a reaction to touristification, cultural commodification, and gentrification. Attention is drawn to asymmetries in the costs and benefits of the city tourism phenomenon, and the supposedly unavoidable trade-off between the interests of residents and tourists is critically questioned.
Nicola Bellini is a full Professor of Economics and Management at the Institute of Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant''Anna (Pisa, Italy - currently on leave) and Director of the La Rochelle Tourism Management Institute at the Groupe Sup de Co, La Rochelle (France). He is a former Director of IRPET, the Regional In...
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Title:Tourism In The City: Towards An Integrative Agenda On Urban Tourism
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:339 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:339 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:April 22, 2018
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319800332

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