Balancing visitors and inhabitants – European Cities to share experiences

(Travel Daily News) The European Cities Marketing Spring Meeting in Gijon will be held February 4-7, 2015 and will be dedicated to “Balancing visitors and inhabitants”… Worldwide tourism is growing and the expectations for the next years are a further growth. The booming number of visitors, not only leisure tourists but also business travellers, has a shady side in a growing number of cities: locals are complaining about crowdy spots… Where the marketing organizations in origin tried to get more visitors, they are thinking now about the balance between visitors and inhabitants. That balance is necessary for a liveable city, the most valuable thing for inhabitants and for the economic impact of the visiting industry.

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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