Tourism and Cities: co-producing urban experiences and urban space (aout 2014)
At the 2014 Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, there will be a session dedicated to: Tourism and Cities: co-producing urban experiences and urban space
For those unfamiliar with this Conference, it is a major international – and interdisciplinary – gathering during which there will be dedicated sessions to Geographies of Leisure and Tourism as well as over three hundred other sessions. It represents a great chance for tourism scholars to absorb themselves in wider academic work. See website below for more details :
This is a second call for papers for a session on Tourism and Cities dedicated to two specific aspects of co-produced urban experiences :
1) the co-production of tourist experiences through direct encounters with other people (including other tourists)
2) the co-production of tourist experiences through online interactions
A more detail introduction to the session is attached.
The convenors have recently published a paper which helps draw attention to some relevant issues…..
Pappalepore, I. et al. (2014). Prosuming creative urban areas. Evidence from East London. Annals of Tourism Research, 44, 227-24