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Smart Cultural Tourism as a Driver of Sustainable Development of European Regions


Report outlining the theoretical framework for cultural tourism in urban and regional destinations

Through an extensive interdisciplinary meta literature review, various conceptualizations, frameworks and definitions of cultural heritage tourism and cultural tourism destinations will be studied. A summarizing report will outline the final theoretical framework based on these findings and adapted to geographic scales (urban, rural, regional).

SmartCulTour Platform final guidelines

Detailed documentation will be provided on the SmartCulTour Platform technical specifications and practical use guidelines in order to allow for dissemination on the broadest possible level

Detailed report on cultural tourism interventions, which includes a framework with a meaningful categorization of cultural tourism interventions, and a description of their impacts and success conditions

The detailed publicly available report will focus on cultural tourism interventions that were identified via expert opinion and desk research The report will categorize types of cultural tourism interventions which are interpreted in the widest sense including policies strategies actions collaborations and others with specific focus on impacts and contextual success conditions This report can also be used as a white paper for policymakers

Report outlining the SRT framework

The report will identify relationships between cultural tourism development and destination sustainability andor resilience indicators taking into account the respective development stage of the destinations through an application of the tourismarea life cycle model via a rigorous application of advanced quantitative methods This will result in a comprehensive SustainabilityResilienceTALC framework of indicators

A minimum of 3 academic papers on sustainable cultural tourism, resilience, and the TALC model

Based on the analysis presented in the two publicly accessible reports an outreach to the academic community will be ensured through the open access publication of three academic journal articles on the topics of sustainable cultural tourism indicators the link between cultural tourism development sustainability and resilience and the integration of cultural tourism sustainabilityresilience and the tourism area life cycle

A minimum of 2 academic papers on the definition of cultural tourism for urban and regional tourism and framework for future cultural tourism

The theoretical foundations of the work package relating to conceptual modeling defining cultural heritage and its different context and the future trends identified in supply and demand will lead to two academic journal articles published as open access resources

At least one academic paper regarding the state-of-the-art of cultural tourism interventions

At least one academic paper regarding the stateoftheart of cultural tourism interventions

Set of Power Point Slides with main findings, which will be made available for policymakers and other stakeholders to provide information on sustainable urban tourism

Set of Power Point Slides with main findings which will be made available for policymakers and other stakeholders to provide information on successful sustainable tourism initiatives and their context in a variety of destinations

Report on future of culture tourism for urban and regional destinations

A report will be provided on the identification of relevant future trends in both supply and demand in cultural heritage destinations culminating in a typology of the cultural tourism of tomorrow

First policy report

At periodic intervals the lead partner of the consortium will provide a policy brief to summarize particular issues and identify policy options and recommendations aimed at government policymakers The first policy report will focus on cultural tourism conceptualization and state of the artrole models

Report on the most appropriate indicators related to the basic concepts identified in WP2

Based on desk research the publicly available report will identify the most relevant indicators for measuring and understanding earlier defined theoretical concepts specifically cultural tourism cultural tourism assets and products impacts cultural tourism destinations sustainability and resilience

Open Research Data provision

Following on the two work packages most directly involved with data collection generation and analysis ie WP4 and WP5 the underlying data behind the decisionsupport system as well as any additional data used for scientific publication ie the metadata will be maximally made available to the larger public Further primary data collection after month 20 will furthermore feed back into the open data platform that is set up here

SmartCulTour Platform on-line version

Based on the earlier prototype and following a rigorous testing phase the SmartCulTour platform will be made publicly available with a rich dataset of cultural tourism indicators

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The Role of UNESCO Cultural Heritage and Cultural Sector in Tourism Development: The Case of EU Countries

Author(s): Blanka Škrabić Perić, Blanka Šimundić, Vinko Muštra, Marijana Vugdelija
Published in: Sustainability, 13/10, 2021, Page(s) 5473, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su13105473

A digital response system to mitigate overtourism. The case of Dubrovnik

Author(s): Nicola Camatti, Dario Bertocchi, Hrvoje Carić, Jan van der Borg
Published in: Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 37/8-9, 2020, Page(s) 887-901, ISSN 1054-8408
Publisher: Haworth Press Inc.
DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2020.1828230

Military Barracks as Cultural Heritage in Italy: A Comparison between before-1900-and 1900-to-1950-Built Barracks

Author(s): Federico Camerin, Nicola Camatti, Francesco Gastaldi
Published in: Sustainability, 13(2), 2021, Page(s) 782, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su13020782

Process orientation of the world heritage city management system

Author(s): Lidija Petrić, Marko Hell, Jan van der Borg
Published in: Journal of Cultural Heritage, 46, 2020, Page(s) 259-267, ISSN 1296-2074
Publisher: Elsevier Masson
DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2020.07.009

Resident Support for Tourism Development: Application of a Simplified Resident Empowerment through Tourism Scale on Developing Destinations in Flanders

Author(s): Bart Neuts, Senne Kimps, Jan van der Borg
Published in: Sustainability, 13/12, 2021, Page(s) 6934, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su13126934

Designing destinations for good: Using design roadmapping to support pro-active destination development

Author(s): Koens, K; Smit, Bert; Melissen, F
Published in: Annals of Tourism Research, 89, 2021, ISSN 0160-7383
Publisher: Pergamon Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2021.103233

A new materialist governance paradigm for tourism destinations

Author(s): Xavier Matteucci, Jeroen Nawijn, Jennifer von Zumbusch
Published in: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Online First, 2021, Page(s) 1-16, ISSN 0966-9582
Publisher: Channel View Publications
DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2021.1924180

System Dynamics Approach to TALC Modeling

Author(s): Marko Hell, Lidija Petrić
Published in: Sustainability, 13/9, 2021, Page(s) 4803, ISSN 2071-1050
Publisher: MDPI Open Access Publishing
DOI: 10.3390/su13094803

Envisioning the futures of cultural tourism

Author(s): Xavier Matteucci, Ko Koens, Licia Calvi, Simone Moretti
Published in: Futures, 00163287, 2022, Page(s) 103013, ISSN 0016-3287
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2022.103013