A new SMARTDEST scientific publication: Labour precarity in the visitor economy and decisions to move out
The scientific paper Labour precarity in the visitor economy and decisions to move out, by Riccardo Valente, Benito Zaragozí & Antonio Paolo Russo (2023), is now openly accessible at the following link of the Tourism Geographies journal:
The more the tourist economy grows, and makes itself space in the interstices of the social fabric of a city, the more its very workforce results marginalized and ends up expelled from it. The case of Barcelona can be a template to argue that tourism growth must be a means to generate diffused prosperity and not an end in itself, and when those conditions are not given, for instance because the housing market is hijacked by speculators and short-term rentals, it becomes necessary to step back and rethink the fundamentals of economic development strategies. This paper is in open access and aims at contributing to the design of more effective and contextualized inclusion policies.