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Experience of business tourism centers development. The main stages


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The article deals with the stages of development of business tourism centers (BTCs) in the context of socio-economic changes and technological progress. It is proposed to divide the process of BTCs development into three generations. Examples of complexes referring to each generation with indication of functional and planning characteristics are provided. Special emphasis is made on the study of the most modern centers of business tourism referring to the third generation, which are characterized with multi-functionality, the ability to adapt the space to different events, combining the functions of the center of business tourism and the public center. Conclusions are drawn on the qualitative state of business tourism centers in St. Petersburg taking into consideration the world experience of business tourism centers design and construction.


Eremeeva A. F. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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