Creative cities and cultural spaces: new perspectives for city tourism

Maria D. Alvarez (Associate Professor in Department of Tourism Administration, the School of Applied Disciplines, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey)

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research

ISSN: 1750-6182

Publication date: 10 August 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this editorial is to introduce the special issue on creative cities and cultural spaces, as offering new perspectives for tourism.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper identifies some key concerns that cities currently face and introduces the articles in the special issue, remarking on the novel ideas and concepts provided in these papers.

Findings

Creative tactics may provide an alternative to cultural regeneration strategies, and increase the capability of cities to distinguish themselves from other competing places.

Originality/value

The paper identifies key concepts that are further discussed in the articles included in this special issue on “creative cities and cultural spaces: new perspectives for tourism”.

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Citation

Alvarez, M. (2010), "Creative cities and cultural spaces: new perspectives for city tourism", International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506181011067565

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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