Date and location
- January 28, 2015 - January 30, 2015
- Corvinus, University of Budapest, Budapest
In the age of budget airlines and increased mobility, the importance for metropolitan areas of positioning themselves in an increasingly competitive environment where the boundaries between international tourism and local leisure are becoming blurred has increased.
Metropolitan areas are highly preferred targets for tourists owing to their diversified and concentrated attractions particularly cultural heritages and up-to-date events as well as to their business environment. They are the focal points of tourism in a lot of regions and countries.
Beside the questions of local management and sustainability, the regional implications (not only for the neighbouring regions) are of
crucial importance from the aspect of development opportunities and strategies.
Another aspect of metropolitan tourism is connected to the local population, and the great variety of institutions and businesses linked to tourism system. The aim of the RSA research network is to examine tourism diversity from the perspective of regional development in order to identify current challenges and opportunities in a systematic manner, and hence provide the basis for a more ellinformed integration of tourism in regional development strategies and move beyond political short-termism and buzzword fascination. In the frame of the network a series of workshops have been organised from various topics of destination
management till rural tourism.
The Budapest workshop aims to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences, and research results about metropolitan tourism development and management. Both the core areas and their regions, as well as the relations and connections with regions outside of metropolitan areas as objects for destination development and management, are relevant for the workshop.
RSA workshop on Metropolitan Tourism Experience Development www.mted2015.hu