Urban Tourism Challenges

Maxim, Cristina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2343-3100 (2021) Urban Tourism Challenges. In: Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781800377479 (In Press)

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Abstract

Town and cities have always attracted visitors interested in experiencing dynamic and cosmopolitan places that offer a variety of activities and entertainment facilities. They provide an excellent infrastructure for tourism activities, benefiting from good transportation and accommodation facilities. Yet, it has been only a few decades since urban environments started to be recognised as an important setting for tourism and to attract more attention from researchers (Maxim, 2019). In a seminal work that ignited interest in urban tourism, Ashworth (1989) pointed out a double neglect – tourism scholars tended to overlook urban environments, although cities accommodate many tourism activities, while urbanists neglected tourism despite the large number of visitors attracted by these environments. Since then, more progress has been made towards better understanding this complex phenomenon.

Tourism is now recognised as an integral part of the life of many cities, with more studies looking into different challenges and issues faced by urban destinations (Maxim, 2021; Morrison and Coca-Stefaniak, 2021). These challenges relate to either the complex nature of the urban tourism phenomenon and its limited understanding, the negative impacts of urban tourism and the management and planning around these, the sustainability debates, or the external factors that threaten to affect these popular destinations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban tourism; complex phenomenon; cities; challenges; overtourism; smart solutions.
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism > Tourism
Depositing User: Cristina Maxim
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 14:11
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 12:44
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/7863

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