Welcome to this podcast series where we share with you the current issues in tourism and territory, reflections on problems and solutions on carrying capacity, sustainability, inclusion, destination and product development, measurement, tourism observations, business models, entrepreneurship and many other topics.
Episode #4 Global Nomads meet Local Heroes to transform a destination
In this episode, our CEO and host, Nagore Uresandi, had the pleasure of hosting Terry Stevens, a renowned international tourism expert with over 50 years of experience in destinations, development, and place-making He is the Founder & Managing Director of STEVENS & ASSOCIATES and has worked in over 50 countries and held influential positions in both the public and private sectors, his expertise sheds light on the importance of trust, embracing innovation, and collaborative efforts in driving successful destination development.
During the insightful conversation, Terry Stevens shares valuable insights on transforming places, with a particular focus on South Somerset in the UK. The aim is to inspire destinations confronting similar challenges by highlighting key takeaways:
- Trust & leadership play a vital role in successful destination development.
- Embracing new ideas is crucial for shaping the future of tourism.
- Collective efforts can lead to impactful changes, shaping the growth of a destination.
- Uniqueness, co-creation of multi-layered experiences, and collaboration are essential elements for thriving destinations.
Episode #1 Dubrovnik: great footsteps to follow when addressing overtourism.
Jelka Tepšić is the Deputy Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, as well as honorary consul to the Kingdom of Spain since 2014. She is also a Spanish, literature and Comparative literature professor and has more than 30 years of experience in tourism, communication, media, and marketing. In the City of Dubrovnik, Mrs. Tepšić is responsible for tourism, sustainability and culture and has been directly involved in the development of the Respect the City strategic project. Today we will talk about a great example of addressing overtourism head on.
We hope this podcast inspires you to call up your stakeholders, reflect on different solutions and act, if you happen to be suffering from some form of unbalanced tourism development. This case is to serve us as inspiration.