Olt, Gergely – Smith, Melanie Kay – Csizmady, Adrienne – Sziva, Ivett (2021) Gentrification, tourism and the night-time economy in Budapest's district VII – the role of regulation in a post-socialist context. In: Andrew Smith, Adam Eldridge (eds): Tourism and the Night. Rethinking Nocturnal Destinations. Routledge (ISBN 9780367695132)
The processes of gentrification and tourism are often inextricably linked, but their relationship is not unequivocal: tourists can be explorers of stigmatised areas before gentrification or touristification can expel middle-class gentrifiers. In the post-socialist context, tourism and foreign consumers play an extremely important role in the gentrification process. This is especially true in our case study area the ‘party quarter’ in District VII of Budapest. The authors explore the inter-relationship between gentrification, tourism and the night-time economy in this area focusing on the effects of regulations and political struggles under post-socialist neo-patrimonial governance.