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Sustainability 2018, 10(6), 1852; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10061852

Residents’ Involvement in Urban Tourism Planning: Opportunities from a Smart City Perspective

Department of Tourism and Service Management, MODUL University Vienna, 1190 Vienna, Austria
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Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 22 May 2018 / Accepted: 1 June 2018 / Published: 2 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Urban Tourism)
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In this paper, we speculate that new advances in technologies will reshape tourism planning and residents engagement in many ways which subsequently will help cities to work towards sustainable urban planning practices. The paper addresses the question how should destinations prepare themselves for being ‘smart’ and responsive to co-participative tourism planning? The paper reviews the most relevant literature on the topics of resident’s attitude towards tourism, residents’ involvement and smart cities. Furthermore, examples are provided of cities who through the implementation of smart principles, plan specific domains in their cities with their residents. Important questions related to managerial challenges and residents-related challenges and set a general research avenues are set out. City planners can use this paper to start designing their strategies to effectively involve and collaborate with residents at the intersection of ICT and tourism in their cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: city planning; residents’ engagement; smart cities; urban destinations city planning; residents’ engagement; smart cities; urban destinations
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Lalicic, L.; Önder, I. Residents’ Involvement in Urban Tourism Planning: Opportunities from a Smart City Perspective. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1852.

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