LJMU hosts the Mayor of Liverpool at a public meeting on the future of tourism in the city.
Councillor Joanne Anderson will attend the event on Wednesday, November 3, which is organised by Engage Liverpool and supported by Liverpool Business School academics.
Engage Liverpool is an association of people living in the city centre and along the waterfront who are concerned about the impact of the ‘visitor economy’ on their neighbourhood.
Dr Hazel Andrews, of LBS’s Tourism, Travel, Culture and Heritage Research Group, said: “The expression ‘over-tourism’ describes the overcrowding experienced in cities such as Venice, Barcelona and Amsterdam which have suffered from the millions of tourists who throng there on a yearly basis often focussed on a small space.
“Although Liverpool has yet to experience over tourism, residents in the city centre and waterfront are keen to explore how they can develop links with the city’s tourism professionals to develop a strategy that maximises the benefits tourism can bring to Liverpool and local people whilst mitigating the costs.”
Free tickets have been offered to LJMU tourism students to attend the public event in the Student Life Building from 6-7.30pm.
The event is one of three seminars involve guest presentations from Porto and Copenhagen and the second featured Hazel’s colleague Dr Taka Jimura.