SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations

ITC 2022

The SPOT project is implemented by the consortium of six educational and scientific institutions: University of Lodz (Poland, leader of the consortium), Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Norway), Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation Polish Academy of Science (Poland) Mersin University (Turkey), Polytechnic of Leiria (Portugal), and Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

The aim of the “SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations” project is to develop an innovative teaching method of sustainable tourism spatial planning in a master programme and implement the method at five educational organisations involved in the project. This goal is influenced by the wider context of development of the European idea of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism spatial planning. Thus, the following specific objectives should be defined:

Seminars and conferences – Disseminating results of joint initiatives for development of tourism spatial planning and its teaching methods

Outdoor activities – Facing the challenges of tourism spatial planning through research and learning by doing on the spot

Publications – Exchanging of European best practices in the field of tourism spatial planning through scientific publications and educational manual

Theoretical studies – Understanding main trends and challenges of tourism spatial planning in Europe

It is expected that European awareness of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism spatial planning will increase in long-term perspective. The ambition of the SPOT project team is to introduce the course and method concerning tourism spatial planning as a significant part of this increase.

International Tourism Congress ITC2022 is the final event disseminating achievements of the SPOT project. ITC2022 will be held on November, 17-19 2022 in the city of Lodz (Poland). ITC2022 is organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation.

The latest project news

  • XV International Tourism Congress – ITC2023
    ITC2023 – XV International Tourism Congress will be held in Mirandela (Portugal), from the 23th to 25th November 2023. Let’s discuss The Image and Sustainability of Tourism Destinations. For more visit the website of the ITC2023 or see the call for papers. The International Tourism Congress (ITC) is the annual scientificmeeting of the Centre for […]
  • Lesson from Italian local seminar – Turin, September 23, 2022
    See the summary of SPOT project’s contribution presented during Italian local seminar. On September 23, 2022, students participating in the SPOT project’s study visit to Italy had an outstanding opportunity to share their achievements with stakeholders of tourism development in the region we investigated – Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. We agreed during Italian local seminar that […]
  • Outstanding week in Italy. See the story map
    Let’s go back to the outstanding week in Italy. See and enjoy the story map prepared by Marta Nalej from the University of Lodz. The goal of the study visit in Turin (Italy) was to involve students in designing a spatial development strategy aiming at the sustainable territorial development of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato wine region. […]

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