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Overtourism

Overtourism

Excesses, Discontents and Measures in Travel and Tourism

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Edited by C Milano, Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality - University of Lleida, Spain, J M Cheer, Wakayama University, Japan and Monash University, Australia, M Novelli, University of Brighton, UK

June 2019 / Hardback / 224 Pages / 9781786399823 £85.00 / €110.00 / $140.00
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Main Description

This 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.


Readership

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.

  • Chapter 1: Venice: an analysis of tourism excesses in an overtourism icon
  • Chapter 2: Tourist Gentrification of retail shops in Palma (Majorca)
  • Chapter 3: ‘Todos a Galápagos?’ Overtourism in wilderness areas of the Global South
  • Chapter 3: In Focus 1: Overtourism is Invading Kyoto
  • Chapter 4: Beyond Overtourism: Studying the Entanglements of Society and Tourism in Iceland
  • Chapter 5: Responses to overtourism in Guanacaste (Costa Rica): a rural water conflicts’ perspective
  • Chapter 6: Overcrowded Amsterdam – Striving for a balance between trade, tolerance and tourism
  • Chapter 6: In Focus 2: Tourism in Africa: Is overtourism evident?
  • Chapter 7: Public policies and tourist saturation in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro
  • Chapter 8: Short-term accommodation and overtourism in Portuguese urban centres
  • Chapter 9: My overloved town: The challenges of growing up in a small coastal tourist destination (Byron Bay, Australia)
  • Chapter 9: In Focus 3: Brazilian Media Not Yet Concerned with Overtourism
  • Chapter 10: Greenland’s Tourism Policymaking and the Risk of Overtourism
  • Chapter 10: In Focus 4: Managing Overtourism through a Holistic Lens
  • Afterword: Over Overtourism or Just the Beginning?

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Cheer - Joseph M. Cheer is at the Center for Tourism Research at Wakayama University, Japan. He most recently lectured in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics at Monash University and is board member of the International Geography Union (IGU) Commission onTourism and Leisure and Global Change. His research draws from transdisciplinary perspectives, especially human/economic geography, cultural anthropology and political economy. Joseph is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice in tourism. He recently published 'Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to EnvironmentalChange' and 'Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and EconomicChange' (with Alan Lew).

Milano - Claudio Milano (PhD) is a Social and Cultural Anthropologist. He is a Professor and Researcher inTourism at Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality, University of Lleida (Barcelona, Spain). He has published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and he is member of several international anthropological and tourism research networks. He recently contributed to a study on overtourism in European Union funded by the European Parliament as team member of a consortium. His research interests are focused on sociocultural impacts of tourism in Europe and LatinAmerica and the relation between tourism, social resistance and protest movements in rural and urban areas.

Novelli - Marina Novelli (PhD) is Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for the Responsible Futures Research and Enterprise Agenda at the University of Brighton (UK). As an internationally renowned expert, she has advised on projects funded by the World Bank,the EU, the UN, the Commonwealth Secretariat, National Ministries and Tourism Boards, RegionalDevelopment Agencies and NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Asia. She recently contributedto a study on overtourism in European Union funded by the European Parliament as teammember of a consortium. Her work has demonstrated to have impact far beyond tourism by contributingto more effective economic growth, improved environments and more inclusive societies.