Tourism and travel are one of the main drivers of the global economy. The tourism industry accounts for 10% of global GDP and provides about 320 million jobs worldwide. In addition, the growth of tourist traffic has a positive impact on related sectors — the development of urban areas, service economy, transport. At the same time, many cities, becoming very popular with tourists, begin to suffer from emerging imbalances. The concept of "sustainable tourism" is gaining popularity: it recognises not only the interests of the tourism industry but the entire city and residents, stimulates the creation of a spatially distributed hospitality infrastructure in cities.
How does tourism affect cities? How can the positive effects of the industry be optimised?
What consequences can we expect from the intensive development of urban tourism?
What is the concept of sustainable tourism? To what extent is it applicable to cities that have not yet experienced excessive tourist flows?