|aOvertourism : |bexcesses, discontents and measures in travel and tourism / |cedited by Claudio Milano, Joseph M. Cheer and Marina Novelli.
|aWallingford, Oxfordshire ; |aBoston, MA : |bCABI, |cc2019.
|axvii, 244 p. : |bill. (some col.) ; |c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aVenice : an analysis of tourism excesses in an overtourism icon / Francesco Visentin, Dario Bertocchi -- Tourist gentrification of retail shops in Palma (Majorca) / Macià Blázquez-Salom, Asunción Blanco-Romero, Jaume Gual Carbonell, Ivan Murray -- "Todos a Galápagos" : overtourism in wilderness areas of the global South / Mathias Pecot, Carla Ricaurte-Quijano -- Box focus box 1. Overtourism is invading Kyoto / Daisuke Abe -- Beyond overtourism : studying the entanglements of society and tourism in Iceland / Gunnar Thór, Katrín Anna Lund -- Responses to overtourism in Guanacaste (Costa Rica) : a rural water conflicts' perspective / Ernest Cañada -- Overcrowded Amsterdam : striving for a balance between trade, tolerance and tourism / Roos Gerritsma -- Box focus box 2. Tourism in Africa : is overtourism evident? / Judy Kepher-Gona -- Public policies and tourist saturation in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro / Neiva Vieira da Cunha -- Short-term accommodation and overtourism in Portuguese urban centres / Carlos Costa, Ivana Stevic, Medéia Veríssimo Oporto, Margarida Ferreira da Silva -- My overloved town : the challenges of growing up in a small coastal tourist destination (Byron Bay, Australia) / Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham, Erica Wilson -- Box focus box 3. Brazilian media not yet concerned with overtourism / Daniel Nunes Gonçalves -- Greenland's tourism policymaking and the risk of overtourism / Ioannides Ioannides Dimitri -- Box focus box 4. Managing overtourism through a holistic lens / Johl Kohl.
|aThis book examines the evolution of the phenomenon and explores the genesis of overtourism and the system dynamics underlining it. The 'overtourism' phenomenon is defined as the excessive growth of visitors leading to overcrowding and the consequential suffering of residents, due to temporary and often seasonal tourism peaks, that lead to permanent changes in lifestyles, amenities and well- being. Enormous tensions in overtourism affected destinations have driven the intensification of policy making and scholarly attention toward seeking antidotes to an issue that is considered paradoxical and problematic. Moving beyond the 'top 10 things you can do about overtourism', this book examines the evolution of the phenomenon and explores the genesis of overtourism as well as the system dynamics underpinning it. With a rigorous scientific approach, the book uses systems-thinking and contemporary paradigms around sustainable development, resilience planning and degrowth; while considering global economic, socio-political, environmental discourses. This book: - Deconstructs 'overtourism' and considers the many constituent parts that have led to its current conceptualisations; - Presents globally diverse views of overtourism through numerous case studies; - Is written in plain language accessible to readers beyond the academic context. Researchers, analysts, policy makers and industry stakeholders working within tourism as well as those within the private sector, community groups, civil society groups and NGOs will find this book an essential source of information.