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Author : Fabian Weber
School/Work Place : Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Contact : fabian.weber@hslu.ch
Year : 2017

Tourism is a rapidly growing industry and has far-reaching economic, social and environmental impact. The rapid growth of tourism is a challenge for many destinations. But growth in tourist numbers is not the only reason for the many problems arising in tourism destinations under pressure all over the world.
While the problems of overcrowded tourism destinations like Galapagos or Machu Picchu are known for many years, the number of reports on European cities struggling with too many tourists increased in the last years. Those media reports coined the term “overtourism”, which stands for the phenomenon of overcrowded tourism destinations, where the (mainly social) carrying capacity is exceeded.
This abstract contributes to the discussion about overcrowding by analysing case studies of destinations with (too) high tourism intensities from all over the world in order to derive the main contextual factors that contribute to overtourism.


Weber, Overtourism. An analysis of contextual factors contributing to negative developments in overcrowded tourism destinations.pdf


List of Articles
No. Subject Views Datesort
54 Think Tank XVII A system thinking approach towards promoting sustainab... file 595 Aug 17, 2017

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and developing diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Every year the tourism industry has experienced steady growth. International tourist a...

Author: Toshima Makoondlall-Chadee, Chandradeo Bokhoree, Deepa Sumputh 

Year: 2017 

53 Think Tank XVII Australian Indigenous Tourism: Integration of knowledg... file 635 Aug 17, 2017

Many Australian tourism ventures today promote Australian Indigenous Biocultural Knowledge (AIBK) (Pert, Ens, Locke, Clarke, Packer & Turpin, 2015) through bush-tucker tours, interpretive displays in cultural centres, arts and crafts, et...

Author: Gabrielle McGinnis & Mark Harvey & Ian D. Clark & Tamara Young 

Year: 2017 

52 Think Tank XVII Enclave tourism: a friend or a foe for small island de... file 817 Aug 17, 2017

Earlier studies have stimulated much debate regarding enclave tourism development in developing countries (Britton 1982). However, it is increasingly being acknowledged that despite criticisms, all forms of tourism have the potential to cont...

Author: Perunjodi Naidoo 

Year: 2017 

51 Think Tank XVII A Structural Model Predicting Tourists Behavioural Int... 340 Aug 17, 2017

The contribution of the tourism sector towards the development of host nations is undeniable in that it provides several benefits such as creation of employment, generation of added value and tax revenue, and boosting of inward foreign direc...

Author: Robin Nunkoo & Viraiyan Teeroovengadum & Boopen Seetanah & Robin Sannassee 

Year: 2017 

50 Think Tank XVII Transit Tours for Airport Passengers – Issues and Chal... file 1333 Aug 17, 2017

Since the advent of liberalisation of the aviation industry in the late 1970s, many countries have adopted the liberal policy in air transport and entered bilateral air service agreements, often referred to as “open skies agreements” (OSAs),...

Author: Priscilla Chau Min Poon 

Year: 2017 

49 Think Tank XVII From Sustainability to Resilience: Understanding Diffe... file 4904 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism literature on the relationship between resilience and sustainability is still in its infancy. Some argue that resilience planning has emerged as an alternative to sustainable development to provide new perspectives on socio-ecolo...

Author: Girish Prayag & Caroline Orchiston & Mesbahuddin Chowdhury 

Year: 2017 

48 Think Tank XVII Reducing economic leakages from tourism: A value chain... file 1540 Aug 17, 2017

The research is funded by the Centre for the Development of Enterprise and with the guidance of the International Trade Centre of UNCTAD. The authors would like to thank Pablo LoMoro at the International Trade Centre for his considerable sup...

Author: Andrew Rylance & Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

OPA: 2017 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

47 Think Tank XVII Product innovation in route-based tourism: Interactive... file 1932 Aug 17, 2017

Route-based tourism on walking, hiking and cycling routes is experiencing resurgence throughout the world (Collins-Kreiner, 2010) and can be a driver of sustainable development, particularly for remote areas (Briedenhann & Wickens, 2004;...

Author: Anna Scuttari & Isidoro De Bortoli & Harald Pechlaner & Hannes Riegler 

Year: 2017 

46 Think Tank XVII A meta-analysis of the tourism and economic growth nexus file 1565 Aug 17, 2017

The existing literature is fraught with empirical studies delineating the impact of the tourism sector on economic growth. However, the results are at best inconclusive. In this regard, the aim of the present study is to investigate the unde...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Robin Nunkoo & Raja Vinesh Sannassee & Paul Georges Warren Moraghen & Zameelah Rifkha Khan Jaffur 

Year: 2017 

45 Think Tank XVII Travelers Satisfaction with Dimensions of Tourist Tert... file 1318 Aug 17, 2017

Loyalty of customers is recognized as a key ingredient for the success of organisations. A 5% increase in customer retention has been linked to 85% increase in profits (Reichfield and Sasser, 1990). As noted by Assael (1984), long term organ...

Author: Boopendra Seetanah & Viraiyan Teeroovengadum & Kesseven Padachi 

Year: 2017 

44 Think Tank XVII Sustainable tourism certification in the hotel sector ... file 2306 Aug 17, 2017

This paper presents research commissioned by the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s African Natural Resources Center (ANRC), that aimed to to identify and summarise existing monitoring data being gathered by national tourism authorities and i...

Author: Anna Spenceley 

Year: 2017 

43 Think Tank XVII E-Mobility as an Innovation for a Sustainable Destinat... file 1529 Aug 17, 2017

The project "E-Destination” funded by Internationale Bodenseehochschule (IBH) aims to show whether and in what form electro-mobility can play a bigger role regarding tourism in the rural region of Lake Constance (in German: Bodensee), Baden-...

Author: Tatjana Thimm 

Year: 2017 

» Think Tank XVII Overtourism. An analysis of contextual factors contrib... file 17283 Aug 17, 2017

Tourism is a rapidly growing industry and has far-reaching economic, social and environmental impact. The rapid growth of tourism is a challenge for many destinations. But growth in tourist numbers is not the only reason for the many problem...

Author: Fabian Weber 

Year: 2017 

41 Think Tank XVII Providing sustainable innovations in the hospitality i... file 1454 Aug 17, 2017

Sustainability and eco-friendliness is gaining considerable attention within the hotel industry (Chen, Sloan & Legrand, 2009; Kim & Han, 2010). There has been a growing awareness of the environmental and social influence of hotel ope...

Author: Julia Zimmermann & Matthias Straub 

Year: 2017 

40 Think Tank XVIII Visitor management in protected areas file 2572 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: tourism management, tourism planning, visitor management, protected areas, New Zealand

Author: Julia Nina Albrecht 

Year: 2018 

39 Think Tank XVIII SMTE’s use of SoMe and Sustainability file 607 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: SoMe, Small medium sized tourism enterprises (SMTE’s), Sustainability, Tourism.

Author: Ida Marie Visbech Andersen 

Year: 2018 

38 OPA award Can Direct Communication at the Point of Consumption R... file 924 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: food waste, food signage, sustainability, experiment

Author: Hannes Antonschmidt & Dagmar Lund-Durlacher 

Year: 2018 

37 Think Tank XVIII Certification as a tool to identify sustainable touris... file 670 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Sustainable Tourism Products, Sustainable tourism certification schemes, Certification

Author: Martin Balas & Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2018 

36 Think Tank XVIII The Munich Streetlife Festival: A case study on a gree... file 1508 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: Green events, sustainability communication, theory of planned behaviour, transtheoretical model, structure equation model

Author: Elias Butzmann & Christina Tölkes 

Year: 2018 

35 Think Tank XVIII Sustainable tourism products and services: development... file 423 Jan 07, 2019

Key words: sustainable urban tourism, urban regeneration, precincts, Johannesburg Maboneng

Author: Felicite A Fairer-Wessels & Emma J Pearse 

Year: 2018 

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