The SPOT project targets most of all master students of such programmes like tourism management, spatial planning, and built environment studies. However, the general focus of the project relates to all young people interested in sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations. The ambition of the project’s consortium is to introduce the course and method concerning tourism spatial planning as a significant part of this increase. Future tourism planners completing this course will use the project’s outputs to implement their knowledge, skills, and competencies on innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism development into spatial planning practice.

Study visits are probably the most interesting part of the SPOT project from students’ perspective. Increase the knowledge and key competencies of students in the field of sustainable planning of tourism destinations is expected. Integrated and recognised learning skills and qualifications for and innovative educational method, coherent at EU level will be developed. Students mobilities in the project (preparation to and participation in study visits) will be recognized by every partner as a participation in the course of tourism spatial planning. Thus, ECTS credits recognition is guaranteed, in full respect of protection of personal data. Each study visit will be carried out in the international environment of the project partners.

News in Students

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    See the programme of ITC2022. International Tourism Congress ‘Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability’. If needed, you can download the programme as a PDF file. Mind that all hours are in Central European Time (CET). If interested in details of the presentations proposed, see the book of abstracts. International Tourism Congress 2022 is organized by […]
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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 […]
  • Programme of study visit to Italy and local seminar
    See the programme of study visit to Italy organised by the SPOT project. We are going to concern the case study of “vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato”. All activities are presented in Italian time zone (CEST). Students and academicians are requested to take own laptops. You might also download the programme of the […]
  • BUP PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories”
    PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” will take place on 6-7 October 2022 at Södertörn University. Deadline for applications is 22 August 2022. Read more about the workshop and how to apply on the Södertörn University website. The upcoming PhD workshop “Societies, Cultures, Critical Theories” aims at strengthening collaboration and find novel ways of interaction […]
  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Registration
    Registration to International Tourism Congress ITC2022 is open: We welcome all researchers, PhD candidates and students interested in geographical, social, environmental, economic, political, and managerial contexts of sustainable tourism. Join our discussion! Join the International Tourism Congress ITC2022! The main theme of ITC2022 is: “Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability”. Mind that during ITC2022 you […]
  • Lesson from Portuguese local seminar – Peniche, May 13, 2022
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  • International Tourism Congress ITC2022: Call for Abstracts
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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Programme of study visit to Portugal and local seminar
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  • MapoFaktura 2022 – Geographical data analysis for tourism and crisis management
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  • Meet Hnat, our Ukrainian colleague
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  • Erasmus Blended Intensive Programme for students at VILNIUS TECH
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  • Kızkalesi case study – Metropolitan perspective
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  • 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 […]
  • Programme of study visit to Turkey and local seminar
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  • Apply to study visit to Turkey!
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  • Let’s explore Polish case study with our interns
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