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Security and Tourism in European Cities - The Multiple Case Study

Janez Mekinc, Rob Mawby, Anita Trnavčevič


The purpose is to present current security and tourism issues in selected cities in Europe. The aim of the research is to present several approaches that cities have adopted in order to secure tourists. Research is designed as multiple case studies research design. Seven cities (Alba, Barcelona, Brasov, München, Rome, Saint-Denis and Brussel) are described regarding their security policies and safety, and findings of cross-case analysis are presented. . Four themes emerged from cross-case analysis: Security, tourism policy and citizens; Image, communication and public spaces; Managing the security of large events and Managing nightlife in the city. The findings show that cities use different policies, management, methods and practices to challenge security issues in tourism.


urban security, tourism, civil protection, security development, security planning


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