Tourism in the City

Towards an Integrative Agenda on Urban Tourism

  • Nicola Bellini
  • Cecilia Pasquinelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Cecilia Pasquinelli, Nicola Bellini
    Pages 1-25
  3. Urban Tourism: Defining the Research Scene and Dimensions

  4. The Construction of Multiple City ‘Products’ Through Culture, Creativity and Heritage: Principles, Policies and Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Maria Della Lucia, Mariapina Trunfio, Frank M. Go
      Pages 179-191
    3. Kamila Borseková, Anna Vaňová, Katarína Vitálišová
      Pages 193-205
    4. Luciana Lazzeretti, Francesco Capone, Patrizia Casadei
      Pages 207-220
    5. Luca Ferrucci, Silvia Sarti, Simone Splendiani, María Cordente Rodríguez
      Pages 235-245
    6. Chiara Rabbiosi, Massimo Giovanardi
      Pages 247-258
  5. City Tourism Performance and Urban Wellbeing: Tensions, Risks and Potential Trade-Offs

About this book


This book critically explores the interconnections between tourism and the contemporary city from a policy-oriented standpoint, combining tourism perspectives with discussion of urban models, issues, and challenges. Research-based analyses addressing managerial issues and evaluating policy implications are described, and a comprehensive set of case studies is presented to demonstrate practices and policies in various urban contexts. A key message is that tourism policies should be conceived as integrated urban policies that promote tourism performance as a means of fostering urban quality and the well-being of local communities, e.g., in terms of quality spaces, employment, accessibility, innovation, and learning opportunities. In addition to highlighting the significance of urban tourism in relation to key urban challenges, the book reflects on the risks and tensions associated with its development, including the rise of anti-tourism movements as a reaction to touristification, cultural commodification, and gentrification. Attention is drawn to asymmetries in the costs and benefits of the city tourism phenomenon, and the supposedly unavoidable trade-off between the interests of residents and tourists is critically questioned.


Urban tourism Tourism and the city Tourism management Urban development Tourism planning Tourism policies Transport for urban tourism UNESCO World Heritage city Anti-tourism development Green tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Bellini
    • 1
  • Cecilia Pasquinelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe Sup de Co La RochelleLa RochelleFrance
  2. 2.GSSI Social SciencesGran Sasso Science InstituteL’AquilaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26876-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26877-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site