Overtourism: Tourism Management and Solutions

1st Edition

Harald Pechlaner, Elisa Innerhofer, Greta Erschbamer

Routledge
September 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367187439 - CAT# K416886
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

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Summary

Overtourism explores this growing tourism phenomenon which 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 such as 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.

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