What is it about?

This study is the introduction to a special issue on urban tourism. This special edition examines various aspects of urban tourism in the post-communist cities of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It begins by examining the nature of tourism restructuring in the region since the end of communism and the way that this unfolds in cities.

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Why is it important?

The study examines major global changes in the nature of tourism and their impacts on urban tourism in Central and Eastern Europe.


Among the perspectives of this study are the growing demand among tourists for new experiences and destinations, the impact of budget airlines on tourism in smaller cities, the impacts of the sharing economy (particularly Airbnb), and the growing emphasis on events and festivals as a means of attracting visitors to cities.

Dr Remus Cretan
west university of Timisoara

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This page is a summary of: Introduction: Changing Tourism in the Cities of Post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, June 2020, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2020.1775405.
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