Travel and Tourism in the Age of Overtourism
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Over the past four decades, a great deal of tourism studies’, theories and models have emerged concerning host and guest antagonism, tourism area life cycle, risk of tourism saturation and carrying capacity. These have historically informed academic research, practitioners’ thinking and policy and planning interventions. However, these have often appeared to be shifting, rather than addressing the problem. Over the last decade, while many scholars have maintained their interest in the classical debate concerning the impacts of tourism, some have attempted new conceptualisations, while others have converged towards critical narratives promoted by a number of social movements, and have become involved in subsequent discussions on ‘overtourism’ and ‘tourismphobia’. The terms overtourism and tourismphobia have their genesis in the rapid unfolding of unsustainable mass tourism practices and the responses that these have generated amongst academics, practitioners, social movements and grassroots organizations concerned with the detrimental use of urban, rural and coastal spaces, among others, for tourism purposes. The renewed interest in the study of the adverse impacts of tourism, as implied in the term overtourism, is related to a variety of well-established causes.
Travel and Tourism in the Age of Overtourism builds on existing knowledge and makes a theoretical and practical contribution the overtourism debate and the system dynamics underlining it. This collection suggests ways to address this from a tourism and planning perspective. It offers critical reflections on the contemporary evolution of tourism development and the implication of such processes on people, places and spaces.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a Special Issue of the journal Tourism Planning and Development.
Table of Contents
Overtourism and Tourismphobia: A Journey Through Five Decades of Tourism Development, Planning and Local Concerns
Claudio Milano, Novelli Marina and Joseph M. Cheer
Urban Tourism as a Source of Contention and Social Mobilisations: A Critical Review
Johannes Novy and Claire Colomb
Overtourism and Resident Resistance in Budapest
Melanie Kay Smith, Ivett Pinke Sziva and Gergely Olt
Overtourism Dystopias and Socialist Utopias: Towards an Urban Armature for Dubrovnik
Aggelos Panayiotopoulos and Carlo Pisano
Non-Institutionalized Forms of Tourism Accommodation and Overtourism Impacts on the Landscape: The Case of Santorini, Greece
Efthymia Sarantakou and Theano S. Terkenli
Beauty and the Beast: A Fairy Tale of Tourismphobia
İlkay Taş Gürsoy
Overcrowding, Overtourism and Local Level Disturbance: How Much Can Munich Handle?
Philipp Namberger, Sascha Jackisch, Jürgen Schmude and Marion Karl
Claudio Milano is a Social and Cultural Anthropologist. He is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Director of IDITUR Tourism Research Dissemination and Innovation Centre at Ostelea Tourism Management School (University of Lleida).
Marina Novelli is Professor of Tourism and International Development at the University of Brighton (UK). She is an internationally renowned tourism policy, planning and development expert, having plaid core advisory roles for the World Bank, the EU, UNESCO, UNIDO, the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, National Ministries and Tourism Boards, Regional Development Agencies and NGOs in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Joseph M. Cheer is Professor at the Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, Japan and Adjunct Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Australia. He is Co Editor of the journal Tourism Geographies and board member International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Tourism and Leisure and Global Change, Steering Committee Member, Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific and Co-Convenor, CAUTHE Tourism Geographies & Tourism Economics Special Interest Group.