Tourban is a COSME project that supports urban tourism SMEs in becoming more competitive and more sustainable – not only from an environmental but also from an economic and social point of view. It brings together eight partners from seven European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Kiel, and Tallinn.
The project will provide those SMEs with the skills, capacity and financial resources they need to become catalysts for innovation and sustainability. This way, they will be able to reduce costs and resource consumption, and to increase their revenue streams through improved visibility and positioning.
We aim to address the multiple effects and impacts arising from urban tourism such as the need to increase health precautions, greater pressure on limited urban resources such as water, energy and space, waste management, gentrification and coexistence between residents and visitors, as well as the precarious working conditions in the hospitality and catering industry.