A Note on Regional Development, Space-based Policies and Tourism


  • Guido Pellegrini University La Sapienza of Rome




A fil rouge runs through the papers presented in this Issue of the Review: the idea that the tourist development is less and less related to the distinct touristic attractions of a region and more and more to the contest where the tourist attractions lie. Clearly, not every region is suitable for tourist and recreation mission. However, policy makers have several opportunities in order to find the appropriate strategic decisions in tourism planning and to obtain sustainable and smart growth. 


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How to Cite

Pellegrini, G. (2014). A Note on Regional Development, Space-based Policies and Tourism. Almatourism - Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development, 5(9), 101–104. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2036-5195/4407