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For a safer environment in touristic cities

This European cooperation project was carried out with the aim of helping cities to improve their tourism policies by better taking into account security issues. A central findings of the project is the need for local strategies combining security and tourism.

Carla Napolano –

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Cities, tourism and security: a reminder of Efus’ stance on this topic

Paris, France, September 2019 – As the summer ends, many Efus member cities are assessing their tourism season. Tourism is a major economic sector for many European cities, but it also generates specific security issues such as the management of … More

“Security is a fundamental part of our tourism offer”, José Martínez Espasa, Chief of the Local Police of Dénia, Spain

Located in the province of Alicante, on the Spanish Costa Blanca, Dénia is a tourism hotspot. The Chief of the Local Police explains how the work led by Efus on security and tourism, in particular the publication Security and Tourism: … More

Efus publishes Security & Tourism: Concerted Local Policies

The tourist city, regardless of its size or type of tourism, must consider security as a major concern in its development strategy. Whereas in the past, security and tourism policies were often conducted separately, dialogue between these two spheres is … More

Security & Tourism conference: developing global policies at the local level

Paris, France, July 2015 – Some 120 representatives of 50 local authorities from 16 countries as well as academics, representatives of the tourism private sector and six associations attended the “Security & Tourism: local policies and practices” conference organised by … More

Security and tourism: Brussels campaigns against pickpocketing

Brussels, Belgium, July 2015 – The city of Brussels and the neighbouring commune of Ixelles, which receive together some 3.8 million overnight stays, have launched a new campaign aimed at preventing pickpocketing against tourists. It consists of four video clips … More

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