City Lights: The Rise of Urban Tourism Between Opportunity and Risk

Author/s Gabriele Manella
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/100 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 7-12 File size 157 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2013-100001
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This paper introduces the monographic part of the journal; the rise of urban tourism is stressed as well as the co-existence of opportunity and risk in its numerous forms. Tourism is a strategy of regeneration and growth for many cities, but it’s also a sector with a strong social and environmental impact. A possible solution is the increasing attention to territorial and environmental resources as a way to preserve city appeal and mitigate the negative impact of tourism.

Keywords: Urban Tourism, City, Impact, Opportunity, Risk, Environment

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Gabriele Manella, Le luci della città:l’ascesa del turismo urbano tra opportunità e rischi in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 100/2013, pp 7-12, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2013-100001