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

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  • Langhe-Roero and Monferrato for sustainable tourism – Locals talking
    On Tuesday, September the 20th, 2022, students and researchers from the SPOT project had the opportunity to participate in a session called ‘Locals talking’ organized by the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning of Politecnico di Torino. The session took place in Serralunga d’Alba, and was moderated by Prof. Giancarlo Cotella. In […]
  • SPOT project team celebrated 20th Anniversary of ERDN
    Katarzyna Leśniewska-Napierała and Tomasz Napierała represented SPOT project team during celebratory seminar for the 20th Anniversary of ERDN (European Rural Development Network). The event was held on September 14-16, 2022 in Mielno (Poland), and organized in cooperation with the Koszalin University of Technology. The title of the seminar was ‘Cooperation and experience of science in […]

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