Sustainable tourism in small and medium-sized cities
9 November 2023, Kranj, Slovenia
Urban tourism has boomed in the last decade. As cities have become more accessible due to better transport connections and access to information, the number of city visitors has increased. However, not only cities with well-known cultural and historical monuments are popular. Recently, smaller, less developed destinations have designed interesting tourist offer and have seen a rise in visitor numbers.
But how to ensure that the development of tourism will not have negative consequences on the local urban community, such as rising living costs, excessive crowding, or gentrification? How to involve citizens, ensure positive effects on local economy and at the same time preserve natural and cultural values?
Some European cities have already found answers to these questions. Learn how Braga, Portugal enables locals to take on the role of a tourist in their hometown. How Siena, Italy educates cultural workers about climate change and the impact of their work on the environment, which leads to the organization of more sustainable events. How a socially responsible hotel in Gdansk, Poland interweaves the stories of social inclusion and hospitality. Also learn about Slovenian interesting practices of sustainable urban tourism in Kranj, Idrija and Maribor.
The agenda will be available soon.
The conference is organised by the Ministry for natural resources and spatial planning, IPoP – Institute for Spatial Policies and Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia as part of the project Support for the implementation of spatial and urban policy and the URBACT programme.
This event will be simultaneously interpreted to English / Slovene.
Graphic: Darja Klančar, Darka
Urban tourism has boomed in the last decade. But how to ensure that the development of tourism will not have negative consequences on the local urban community? Learn how Braga (PT), Siena (IT), Gdansk (PL) as well as Kranj, Idrija and Maribor (SI) are addressing the risks of tourism with sustainable practices.