• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

News

Tourism and metropolises: a view from different continents

On January 21, 2022, the team of the Culture and Tourism Management Laboratory made a presentation at the seminar "Tourism and / in the metropolis" at the invitation of the international scientific community Sustainable Metropolitan Tourism Network (SMeT-Net), initiated by the University of Westminster and the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Sustainable Metropolitan Tourism Network (SMeT-Net)

Urban tourism in the city remains a widespread issue for discussion by specialists of various fields and scientific interests. The SMeT-Net team brought together more than 30 researchers and representatives of universities from different countries. An important feature of the creation of the research team was the participation of specialists from all continents. The Laboratory of Culture and Tourism Management report was the only one from Russia. In addition, the seminar discussed the preparation of the publication of the monograph of the same name, "Tourism and / in the metropolis", which should highlight tourism development issues in metropolitan areas in the covid and post-covid eras.

During the seminar, the participants discussed the practices of forming new forms of tourism in the urban space, issues of the policy of organizing tourism in cities, the experience of interaction with tourists, as well as prospects for the development of urban tourism in metropolitan areas. The cross-country composition of the participants made it possible to demonstrate common features and differences in the development of metropolises located in different parts of the world; to identify unique and scalable practices that contribute to increasing the sustainability of tourism.

The Laboratory of Culture and Tourism Management team presented the report "The phenomenon of the spatial organization of metropolitan tourism:  the case of St. Petersburg", which was based on the development of the Laboratory, dedicated to the cluster approach to tourism development.