Allegra Celine Baumann M.A.
Dept. 2: History and Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology, Department Urban Sociology and Sociology of Space
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- Urban Sociology and Sociology of Tourism
- Critical Infrastructures
From the Cruise to the City – Cruise Tourism and Critical Infrastructure
Urban technical infrastructure systems are essential for the functioning and development of tourism. Moreover, these systems are essential for the functioning of cities as their failure can cause great damage to the local community. Consequently, these large networked technical systems are regarded as critical infrastructures. This research is set to link infrastructure and tourism research by investigating the impact of cruise tourism on urban technical infrastructure systems, with a focus on the criticality of these systems. Cruise tourism is a fast-growing tourism sector; the temporal and spatial concentration of cruise passengers in seaports causes high pressure on cities, in particular on their technical infrastructure systems. Therefore, this research strives to answer the question of how the criticality of networked technical infrastructure systems is constructed in the case of cruise tourism and by whom. The case study is Dubrovnik, Croatia.