Urban Governance and Social Innovation

Toward a futureproof equilibrium in the City of Amsterdam: Measuring city hospitality experience of visitors and residents

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Urban tourism increasingly focuses on the role of hospitality in cities, evolving from a means to strengthen tourism as a ‘product’, towards a focus on tourism as an opportunity for revitalization and transformation of destinations. In this context, cities are considered dynamic communities in which ‘hosts’ (entrepreneurs, residents, municipalities) and ‘guests’ (visitors, tourists) co-habitate and co-create multisensorial experiences. This shift in focus comes hand in hand with increasing awareness of competitiveness and sustainability of destinations, expressed by a harmonious relationship between city residents and visitors and a balanced usage of the city as a shared resource. This is of great importance, given the intense usage of urban spaces – the city center of Amsterdam being an illustrative example – and the multiple purposes that these spaces represent for different stakeholders. This paper presents the outcome of a review study into city hospitality experience indicators. We integrate these indicators as a basis for the development of a new scale for measuring the effectiveness of hospitality interventions in relation to outcome variables such as satisfaction and net promotor score (NPS). We thereby provide an important means for scholars and practitioners to develop sustainable tourism actions inclusive of local community interests, in support of efforts toward more balanced city experiences among all stakeholders.

Reference Wiegerink, K., de Boer, B., & Ferguson, J. (2022). Toward a futureproof equilibrium in the City of Amsterdam: Measuring city hospitality experience of visitors and residents. In [Proceedings 3rd International Hospitality Research Symposium 2022]
Published by  Kenniscentrum Maatschappij en Recht 9 June 2022

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