Practitioners

Practitioners

Professionals and practitioners like destination managers and spatial planners will be targeted by SPOT project’s local seminars. Most significant issues of tourism development impacts on built environment investigated during the SPOT project will be the focus of local seminars organized by every partner of project’s consortium. Local and regional tourism planning institutions, stakeholders of investigated issue of tourism development will be targeted by project’s events. The feedback from local seminars will be used by researchers involved in a project to revise their scientific results.

An academic handbook will be significant output of the project, important from the perspective of students, academicians, but also professionals. It will be a collection of papers presenting issues, tools and solutions for developing sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations. The handbook will provide a broad overview of the development of European practices in tourism spatial planning. It will present the experience, practices and guidance available at national, regional and local level. The empirical content for the handbook will be collected mainly during the SPOT project study visits, and preliminarily discussed with practitioners during local seminars.

News in Practitioners

  • 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 […]
  • Resilience planning of regions: Case of Alto Duoro Wine Region
    Resilience planning of regions is a main theme of research conducted by scientists from DIST – Politecnico di Torino. See the latest results published in the prestigious journal Science of the Total Environment by Vanessa Assumma and Marta Bottero contributing also to our SPOT project. In the ongoing context of climate change, wine regions, particularly […]
  • The Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods…”
    Detailed information about the Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods – citizen science for forests” can be found on the event webpage and on the Twitter account. The Green Track Stop event “A Walk in the Woods – citizen science for forests”, organized on behalf of the vegetation group at Karlsruhe Institute […]
  • Baleal Beach case study – Locals talking
    In a session called “Locals talking” held on May 10th, at School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of Polytechnic of Leiria (ESTM), some of the local stakeholders representing the community were present, namely Paulo Morais Ferreira (President of the Peniche Surfing Club and the national delegate of the Surfriders Foundation), Maria Simões (Manager of Lagido […]
  • MapoFaktura 2022 – Geographical data analysis for tourism and crisis management
    Crisis mapping Recent cartography and spatial data analysis are completely different to the periods before mobile technologies dominance. Web-mapping 2.0 is up-to-date, advanced in technology on the one hand, and inclusive and participatory on the other hand. Everyone can be a professional cartographer. Two contexts of web-mapping 2.0 are important from the perspective of crisis […]
  • Norwegian mountain destination and second-home planning; sustainable or out of control?
    Ever growing second-home agglomerations engulf nearly every Norwegian ski resort, or mountain destination, with numerous metastases of new second-home fields spreading into pristine nature. The economic gravitational point of the ski resort has shifted from hotels and lodges to second-home tourism. The sales of plots and building of second homes has become the most important […]
  • Meet Hnat, our Ukrainian colleague
    Meet Hnat Sumyshyn, Ukrainian student of the Faculty of Geographical Sciences at University of Lodz in Poland. Now, he is a master student of spatial planning and organisation programme and a member of the students’ community of the project ‘SPOT. Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations’. He also participated in our study visit to Turkey. […]
  • Kızkalesi case study – Metropolitan perspective
    The meeting with representatives of metropolitan institutions and organizations was held at the Faculty of Architecture, Mersin University on December 8, 2021. The discussion was moderated by Yasemin Sarıkaya Levent and Tolga Levent. In the meeting the following persons were present: Barbaros Bektaş (Mersin Metropolitan Municipality – Chief planner responsible from Erdemli District), Barış Başeren […]
  • Kızkalesi case study – Locals talking
    We would like to send our greetings to all local stakeholders from Kızkalesi who agreed to meet us and share with us their stories, problems, and ideas, namely: Yusuf Çelik (Manager, Has Hotel), Mevlüt Erzurum (Manager of Okan Apart Hotel), Nur Kaya (Manager of Barbaros Hotel), İbrahim Kale (Manager of Etap Hotel), Natık Çoban (Çobanbey […]
  • COVID-19 impact on tourism: case of Polish hotels
    COVID-19 pandemic started just three months after SPOT project kick-off meeting. Pandemic outbreak triggered a major global crisis affecting various human activities, including travel and tourism. It also influenced SPOT project as already planned mobilities of students and researchers had to be postponed or even cancelled. As thus, our first focus was on delivering analysis […]
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