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Erasmus+ Lecture: Urban Tourism

September 14, 2021

Erasmus+ Lecture:  Urban Tourism
Topic: Urban Tourism
When: 16 September, Thursday, 12:00-13:30
Venue: ISEC, 5th floor, Distance Learning Hall
Lecturer: Prof. Fabio Corbisiero, UNINA, Italy


According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), urban tourism is defined as "a type of tourism activity which takes place in an urban space with its inherent attributes characterized by non-agricultural based economy such as administration, manufacturing, trade and services and by being nodal points of transport. The urban area is one kind of destination for tourists. Nowadays, many urban areas are increasing in population and demands; expectations of the city and also leisure, in addition to the primary demands of life. There is increasing in tourism and travel activity that creates the interregional and domestic tourist, resulting in competition between cities in the world. Also, different urban areas that face competition from a wide range of destinations for tourist’s investment or money that have needed to improve tourism facilities. The tourist characteristic is changing very quickly; different expectations are generated and creating a new image of an area becomes the challenge of planning and management of a city as a tourist destination. The aim of this meeting is to explain to students, through the sociological lens, how urban tourism impacts on tourism choice and how cities change as a result of the gradual progress of tourism.

Prof. Fabio Corbisiero teaches "Urban Sociology" and "Sociology of tourism" at Università Federico II of Naples. He is also leading "OUT Osservatorio del Turismo", a research center of the same University.

This public lecture can be joined online via: https://meet.asnet.am/b/aru-gax-fwc