How can European tourism cities handle visitor pressure?

Our new study focusing on balancing visitor flows officially started on the 1st of March 2017. In collaboration with CELTH we especially focus on the unique characteristics of smaller urban destinations.

Future-proof visitor management strategies in tourism

We are working with tourism policy developers of participating European cities. They will assist us by providing existing strategies, reports and studies on tourism development in their particular city. This will serve as a basis for forming a thorough understanding of the context and the current situation. The partners will also act as main contacts between us and relevant stakeholders whose perspectives on managing visitor pressure will be heard in the form of in-depth interviews. Further, by means of a scenario planning workshop scenarios will be created in order to prepare the cities on future tourism flows and visitor management techniques.

Touristic visitor pressure

Combined with our experience from our first visitor pressure project, the expertise of these cities guarantees strong strategies for handling visitor pressure in European tourism cities. Bernadett Papp, who just recently joined us, works together with me on the project. She acts as the coordinator of the field work and is the main contact for the partners.

How to participate

We are aiming to involve a total of 10 to 15 city destinations by the 1st of April 2017. Should your city wish to participate in the project please read the research proposal and send the application form to