This book investigates the way localities are shaped and negotiated through tourism, and explores the emerging success of local peer-produced hospitality and tourism services which are transforming the tourist experience. Tourists are now being brought into much closer contact with locals and have new opportunities to experience the community at their destination. This book examines these place experiences and travel-sharing arrangements that have now spread globally due to the use of social communication platforms such as Airbnb. It analyses the existence of global communities of `place experts' that are redefining the organisational structures, value systems, market opportunities, affordabilities and geographies in travel and tourism. This volume brings together the work of established tourism scholars as well as early career researchers and is one of the first books to examine the global-local relationship at tourism destinations and the way that the rapidly developing field of peer-to-peer tourism is transforming tourist destinations.
Antonio Paolo Russo is a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. His research interests include tourism and culture, cities and local development. Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg, Netherlands. He specialises in cultural and creative tourism.
Preface 1. Antonio Paolo Russo and Greg Richards: Introduction. Part One - New Products and Hospitality Models 2. Antonio Paolo Russo and Alan Quaglieri Dominguez: The Shifting Spatial Logic of Tourism in Networked Hospitality 3. Paula Bialski: Authority and Authorship: Uncovering the Socio-Technical Regimes of Peer-To-Peer Tourism 4. Francesca Forno and Roberta Garibaldi: Ethical Travel: Holidaying To Fight the Italian Mafia 5. Monica Gilli and Sonia Ferrari: The `Diffuse Hotel': An Italian New Model of Sustainable Hospitality Part Two: Flows and Communities 6. Ilaria Pappalepore and Andrew Smith: The Co-Creation of Urban Tourism Experiences 7. Simon Milne, Carolyn Deuchar and Karin Peters: `Get Local': ICT, Tourism and Community Place Making In Auckland, New Zealand 8. Cody Morris Paris and Kevin Hannam: (Dis)Engaging The Local: Backpackers' Usage Of Social Media During Crises 9. Melanie Smith and Anita Zatori: Re-Thinking Host-Guest Relationships in the Context of Urban Ethnic Tourism Part Three - Built Environments and `Glocalised' Spaces 10. Davide Ponzini, Stefan Fotev and Francesca Mavaracchio: Place-Making or Place-Faking? The Paradoxical Effects Of Transnational Circulation of Architectural and Urban Development Projects 11. Greg Richards: Hostels and the Making of New Urban Spaces 12. Elsa Soro: Between Translation and Reinterpretation. What Is Local in Barcelona's Foodsphere? 13. Albert Arias Sans and Alan Quaglieri Dominguez: Unravelling Airbnb. Urban Perspectives from Barcelona 14. Dimitri Ioannides, Panos Leventis and Evangelia Petridou: Urban Resistance Tourism Initiatives in Stressed Cities: The Case of Athens 15. Greg Richards and Antonio Paolo Russo: Synthesis and Conclusions. Towards A New Geography of Tourism?