Repository of the SPOT Project presents all intelectual outputs achieved by teachers, academicians and students involved in the project.

Theoretical Framework on European Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations

The basic, initial knowledge on European tourism spatial planning, necessary to develop educational project-based, and place-based method will be delivered through the “Theoretical Framework of European Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations”.

The Theoretical Framework will consist of concepts and, together with their definitions and reference to relevant scholarly literature, existing theory that is used for your particular study. The output will demonstrate an understanding of theories and concepts that are relevant to the topic of tourism spatial planning and that relate to the broader areas of knowledge being considered.

Case Study Reports and Policy Recommendations

The focus of every national case study report is to present solution to identified issue of tourism development and spatial planning in particular regions or destinations. The solution will be delivered by implementation of innovative, place-based, and project-based method of sustainable tourism spatial planning.

European Handbook of Tourism Spatial Planning

The European Handbook of Tourism Spatial Planning provides a broad overview of the development of European practices in tourism spatial planning. It presents the experience, practices and guidance available at national, regional and local level. The empirical content for the handbook is collected mainly during the SPOT project study visits.

The innovativeness of the Handbook results from: (1) combining place-based and project-based approach, (2) implementing ideas and core values of European spatial policy, including territorial cohesion and spatial justice, into sustainable tourism planning, and (3) discussing differentiated geographical contexts of tourism planning. The handbook is targeting present (practitioners) and future (students) tourism planners, and researchers investigating problems of tourism development planning as well.

The Handbook is released as a special issue of “European Spatial Research and Policy” journal.

Manual of the Course of Sustainable Tourism Spatial Planning

Innovative method of tourism planning teaching is described in “Manual of the Course of Sustainable Tourism Spatial Planning”. The manual presents course syllabus with expected learning outcomes and teaching content, auxiliary teaching materials, and detailed instruction for teachers delivering lectures and organizing workshop.

The course will help the students obtain an understanding of the nature and driving forces behind the tourism industry by focusing on tourism spatial planning. The course students will be able to identify independently the key issues and problems, and propose solutions to them in the development and evaluation of tourism spatial planning. The course will provide a conceptual framework for theoretical and practical issues, and it provides a foundation for further innovative teaching and learning. The manual
could be useful for tourism spatial planning teachers in different geographical, cultural or social contexts.

Additional Outputs

Erasmus+ Project Results Platform

All SPOT project results will be available on Erasmus+ Project Results Platform. This online database give an access to results, but also descriptions and contact information of all projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme, including SPOT project.

Visual identity: Repository of project templates and graphic materials



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News in Repository

  • Lesson from Portuguese local seminar – Peniche, May 13, 2022
    We were impressed by the quality of work presented by our students during Portuguese local seminar. This multiplier event was held in Peniche on May 13, 2022. The aim of the local seminar was to present the results of the SPOT study tour to Portugal. The achievements of a students’ work during the intensive learning programme in Peniche were presented to the local community and now – after review and revision – are available on the SPOT project website. We have learned from our students that the concept of sustainability should be changed. The focus on economic growth must be […]
  • Special issue of European Spatial Research and Policy: Call for Papers
    European Spatial Research and Policy is an international review concerned with the problems of social and economic space organisation at the local, regional, and supranational levels. The journal comprising both theoretical and empirical aspects of spatial analyses is aimed at academics, policy-makers, and practitioners interested in a broad range of spatial development issues in contemporary Europe. The scope of the journal is defined by the concepts of space, environment, society, and economy rather than by the names of specific disciplines. Its main areas of interest include, i.a., regional policy, spatial planning, European integration processes, locational studies, labour market developments, foreign […]
  • 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 of evidenced and expected impact of COVID-19 pandemic on tourism. Hotels are recognized as a core element of tourism infrastructure. In consequence, hotels are of particular interest of destination management organizations and institutions responsible for spatial planning. This was a reason we decided to consider […]

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