Overtourism explores a growing phenomenon in tourism that is currently creating tensions in both urban and rural tourist destinations worldwide. This volume proposes a framework for a series of possible solutions and management strategies for dealing with overtourism and the various negative impacts that large quantities of tourists can impose.
Questioning the causes of this phenomenon – such as increased prosperity and mobility, technological development, issues of security and stigma for certain parts of the world, and so on – this book supposes that better visitor management strategies and distribution of tourists can offset the negative impacts of overtourism. Individual chapters focus on a range of destinations including Venice, Barcelona and Dubrovnik, as well as UNESCO cultural and natural heritage sites, where local political actors and public authorities are not always able to deal with the situation effectively.
Integrating research and practice, this book will be of great interest to upper-level students, researchers and academics in tourism, development studies, cultural studies and sustainability, as well as professionals in the field of tourism management.
Part 1: Overtourism – Introduction to the topic
Elisa Innerhofer, Greta Erschbamer, Harald Pechlaner
Daniel Zacher, Harald Pechlaner, Natalie Olbrich
Martin Fontanari, Berit Berger-Risthaus
Marilena Vecco, Josephine Caust
Part 2: Management concepts and possible solutions
Rainer Hartmann, Bernd Stecker
Damiano De Marchi, Mara Manente
Marika Gon, Francesco Marangon, Stefania Troiano, Laura Rizzi
Ko Koens, Albert Postma, Bernadett Papp
Part 3: Governance, monitoring and outlook
Petra Tschöll, Clemens Költringer
Anna Scuttari, Giulia Isetti, Daria Habicher