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Workshop on unbalanced tourism growth in mountain destinations in Munich

We are pleased to invite you to a physical workshop on overtourism in mountain destinations on 26 April 2022 in Munich. The workshop is planned as a full-day event, from 10:00 to 16:00 CET. This workshop is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the University of Applied Sciences Munich.

The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) and European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), commissioned a study investigating unbalanced tourism growth at EU destinations. This study, titled “Unbalanced tourism growth at destination level – root causes, impacts, existing solutions and good practices”, spans from December 2020 until June 2022.

The study aims to contribute to the dialogue among tourism stakeholders (DMOs, infrastructure providers, NGOs and other relevant actors) on the topic of sustainable tourism, by organising a series of workshops. These workshops aim to connect tourism stakeholders to foster peer-to-peer learning on problems and solutions to unbalanced tourism growth. Participants are invited to present examples of solutions to unsustainable tourism growth and its environmental and socio-economic impacts on the regions. Moreover, challenges and bottlenecks hindering the mitigation of unbalanced tourism growth are examined. Ultimately, the workshops focus on identifying concrete steps for destinations to move towards more sustainable practices and mitigate the impacts of unbalanced tourism growth.

This workshop on urban overtourism is moderated by Bernd Schuh, Helene Gorny and Arndt Münch from OIR together with Dagmar Lund-Durlacher (HNEE) and Fabian Weber (HSLU).

If you are interested in joining the workshop, please contact Ms Helene Gorny – gorny [at] oir [dot] at.