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

  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Call for Abstracts
    ITC2022 call for abstracts is open till 15th September 2022. The only accepted way to submit the abstract is to use the online system dedicated for that purpose: https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/itc/index. Do not send us abstracts by email! Each abstract should be prepared in English according to the requirements described on the website of the online submission […]
  • Scientific Board of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress
    See the list of researchers who accepted our invitation to join the Scientific Board of ITC2022 International Tourism Congress. The main responsibility of members of the ITC2022 Scientific Board is to review abstracts submitted to the Congress. All members’ activities are coordinated by Tomasz NAPIERAŁA (University of Lodz), Secretary General of the ITC2022 Scientific Board. […]
  • The vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. Building a strategy of tourism valorisation and management
    The next SPOT study visit that will take place in Turin (Italy) between September 19 and 23, 2022, concerns the case study “vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”, which is a territorial context modelled in the century by local communities in Southern Piedmont. In the past, this territory was poor and marginal, and over […]

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