This contribution explores the outcomes of tourism-related policy-making processes within the framework of the Italian National Strategy for Inner Areas (SNAI), a development strategy launched by the Italian Government in 2012. The strategy aims at improving the living conditions in those territories located far from urban hubs, which have been suffering from progressive social and economic marginalisation. Exploiting the synergies emerging from the combination of anthropological perspectives and socio-statistical techniques, this study performs a content analysis on the planning documents produced by SNAI’s 22 pilot areas, relating to the never-ending debate between spatially blind and place-based development policies. The main objective is to investigate whether and how the planned tourism strategies in these areas are coherent with the policy framework and the guidelines proposed by SNAI. The results highlight different degrees of coherence, identifying how some tourism strategies reflect imprecise knowledge of the territory and the needs of those living there.
|Titel||Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality|
|Redacteuren||Mauro Ferrante, Oliver Fritz, Özge Öner|
|ISBN van elektronische versie||978-3-030-61274-0|
|ISBN van geprinte versie||978-3-030-61273-3|
|Status||Published - 2021|
|Naam|| Advances in Spatial Science|