Tourism on demand. New form of urban and social demand of use after the pandemic event

Keywords: Urban tourism, Climate change, Pandemics, Tourism on demand


The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to lead to a critical reconsideration of the global volume growth model for tourism, for reasons related to the risks posed by global travel and the contribution of the tourism industry to global pollution, climate change and, more in general, the socio-cultural instability of certain geographical areas of the world. Nevertheless, it is possible to propose a different point of view by trying to accept this historical moment as an occasion to ponder over the need for a change in the unsustainability of the present lifestyles. Tourism in this can be a driver function to support this transition by giving to tourism flows a higher sense. Tourist destinations will have to change but how and how many tourist cities will be able to re-calibrate their supply system of services and facilities to host the "new tourists"? Could the on-demand model be a new way for tourists to enjoy their experience? The paper, trying to give answers to these questions, proposes some reflections about the inevitable change imposed by the pandemic, aiming at outlining the possible scenarios that will characterize the tourism-city relationship in the next future and paying attention to the social aspects.


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Author Biographies

Fabio Corbisiero, Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples Federico II

Sociologist, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Sociology of Tourism at Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples Federico II. His research activities refer to the analysis of touristic phenomena focused especially on the urban areas and social vulnerability. He is the Coordinator of OUT – Osservatorio Universitario sul Turismo of
University of Naples Federico II.

Rosa Anna La Rocca, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II

Architect, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at DICEA, University of Naples Federico II. Her research activities refer to the analysis of phenomena that can change the urban organization and they are focused on the study of three main relationships: tourism and town planning; land use and mobility, innovation technologies and urban transformations.


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How to Cite
CorbisieroF., & La RoccaR. A. (2020). Tourism on demand. New form of urban and social demand of use after the pandemic event. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 91-104.
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