See the press release of the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destination:
RTD7 us now just one month away. Don’t miss out. There are some big questions being asked: Is Barcelona being spoilt by tourists? What can we do about it?
Two years ago BBC’s Fast Track programme asked “Is Barcelona being spoilt by tourists?” They asked whether mass tourism is spoiling Barcelona’s charm and authenticity.
It’s an important question. Some would argue that the city and city life have been improved by tourism. Others are increasingly expressing concern about the changes which tourism is bringing to the city and the negative impacts that come with them. Has Barcelona been too successful in attracting tourism? View video 1
Others are asking who the port of Barcelona for – is it for locals or is it to become an “elite home port to the world’s ocean going playboys and playgirls.” Is Barcelona becoming Two Cities? View video 2
Is Barcelona using tourism to bring economic development and to make Barcelona and Catalunya a better place to live? Are the people of Barcelona and Catalunya benefiting from tourism?
Please share the programme with your friends and colleagues – the conference promises to be the best yet and there will be lots of opportunity to listen, discuss, debate and argue about how best to achieve sustainability – how to respond to the challenges and use tourism to make better places to live in, and better places to visit.
Please forward to others who you think may be interested in attending
1st October Academic Day papers, presentations and posters welcome.
2nd October Excurison Day regeneration of L’Estartit on the Costa Brava
3rd & 4th October the Industry Days
The business case for Responsible Tourism
The importance of Responsible Tourism to Destination Management
Looking forward: how do we want to use tourism?
Conference website: rtd7.org
Article: DCB Tourism and Local Development @DCBTurisme