The city of Genoa implemented the City Tax Management System in 2012, a governance method that defines and implements participatory strategies and actions to promote the city using the tourism tax resources.
Tags: Sustainable Tourism, City Branding, City development
Project type Governance method
Promoter City of Genoa
Start date 2012
The City of Genoa (595.000 inhabitants) implemented the City Tax Management System in 2012, on agreement between the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the tourism sector. The City Tax is a way to improve marketing, communication and branding strategies, as well as hospitality services such as the Tourism Information Centres in the city.
The City of Genoa created a City Tax Working Group (CTWG) in order to define and implement strategies with the aim of promoting the city using the tax resources. The CTWG is coordinated by the Deputy Mayor for Tourism and Culture and it is composed by members of the Chamber of Commerce, hotel owner associations and other tourism stakeholders.
The implementation of the City Tax in Genoa offers solutions to potential conflicts between public and private sectors, such as coordination of marketing, communication and media, the effective coordination of different municipal departments in charge of road services, public transport, mobility, support the implementation of new services, share strategies and actions, and a strong involvement of local press and media.
The CTWG has encouraged citizen participation in order to enhance the feeling of belonging to the city. In addition, citizens and other sectors can propose public service improvement to be done in the city with the tourism tax resources. It is a way to support a resilient and sustainable growth of tourism.
2 million bed nights in 2016
491.360.000 € in 2016