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Overtourism

Causes, Implications and Solutions

Editors: Seraphin, Hugues, Gladkikh, Tatiana, Vo Thanh, Tan (Eds.)

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  • Explores best practices, tools and methods to combat overtourism 
  • Provides a critical view of overtourism, questioning whether it is a real phenomenon or whether it is driven by media attention
  • Includes case studies of mass tourism in areas of Scotland, France and UNESCO heritage sites
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The term ‘overtourism’ has come into prominence since 2017 and refers to the fact that, due to various factors such as more sophisticated marketing strategies, a large number of tourists visit the same place at the same time. The consequences are felt by the locals, the tourists themselves as well as the environment. As a result, tourismphobia and anti-tourism movements have emerged as ways for locals to reclaim their lifestyle by refusing to interact with visitors and sometimes discouraging them to visit.

This book presents new research on this emerging phenomenon and discusses the main causes and implications before putting forward possible solutions. The authors take an interpretivist approach in order to unveil aspects of overtourism that have not yet been discussed. It provides case studies and explores topics such as tourism education, overtourism of cultural and heritage sites, and the need for sustainable tourism development.

About the authors

Hugues Séraphin is Senior Lecturer in Event and Tourism Management Studies at the University of Winchester, UK. Prior to his career in academia, he worked in various roles in the tourism and hospitality sector in the Caribbean and in Europe.

Tatiana Gladkikh is Senior Lecturer in Business Management at AFG College with the University of Aberdeen, Doha, Qatar. She previously worked at the University of Birmingham and the University of Winchester in the UK.

Tan Vo Thanh is Associate Professor in Management Science at La Rochelle Business School - Excelia Group, France. His research has been published widely across books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Séraphin, Hugues (et al.)

  • Overtourism: Definitions, Enablers, Impacts and Managerial Challenges

    Pages 11-26

    Volo, Serena

  • Overtourism in Rural Areas

    Pages 27-43

    Butler, Richard W.

  • Between Overtourism and Under-Tourism: Impacts, Implications, and Probable Solutions

    Pages 45-68

    Gowreesunkar, Vanessa Gaitree (et al.)

  • The Construction of ‘Overtourism’: The Case of UK Media Coverage of Barcelona’s 2017 Tourism Protests and Their Aftermath

    Pages 69-88

    Butcher, Jim

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Overtourism
Book Subtitle
Causes, Implications and Solutions
Editors
  • Hugues Seraphin
  • Tatiana Gladkikh
  • Tan Vo Thanh
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42458-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42458-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42457-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 448
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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