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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
7 Think Tank XVII Lack of transparency - a barrier for the diffusion of ... file 223 Aug 17, 2017

Throughout the last two decades, the tourism industry has changed due to the revolutionary development in the realm of information and communication technologies (ICT) (Amaro & Duate, 2013; Law et al., 2004; Minghetti & Buhalis, 2010...

Author: Sven-Olaf Gerdt, Elisa Wagner & Gerhard Schewe 

Year: 2017 

6 Think Tank XVII The Role of Tour guide for Sustainable Tourism with th... file 1662 Aug 17, 2017

The emergence of information technology has a profound impact on tourism industry. Today, visitors are more inclined to have searched the Internet to gain more pre-tour knowledge for the destinations than before. The advances of the various ...

Author: Daisy Suk-fong FUNG 

Year: 2017 

5 Think Tank XVII Managing open rock art sites for tourism, in the centr... file 325 Aug 17, 2017

Rock art is found across the world and is a unique heritage which is divided into three main categories; rock paintings (pictographs), rock engravings, (petroglyphs), and geoglyphs (natural objects used as designs) (Anati, 1993; Clottes, 199...

Author: Claire Louisa Fordred & Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2017 

4 Think Tank XVII Investigating the impact of climate change on the tour... file 805 Aug 17, 2017

The tourism sector is vital for the development of small island developing states. However, climate change can negatively impact on tourism demand and affect these economies both on the economic and social level. The purpose of this study is...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, Boopen Seetanah, Robin Sannassee & Robin Nunkoo 

Year: 2017 

3 Think Tank XVII Investigating the relationship between FDI and Tourism... file 210 Aug 17, 2017

This paper employs a dynamic time series econometrics framework, namely a vector error correction model (VECM), to investigate the link between foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourist arrivals in Mauritius for the period 1980-2015. The r...

Author: Sheereen Fauzel, & Boopen Seetanah 

Year: 2017 

2 Think Tank XVII Making hotel guests voluntarily waive daily room cleaning file 287 Aug 17, 2017

Tourism is the fourth largest economic contributor globally and outperforms the growth of the world economy (United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), 2013). But tourism growth comes at a cost. Not surprisingly, therefore, tourism i...

Author: Sara Dolnicar & Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar & Bettina Grun 

Year: 2017 

1 Think Tank XVII Responsible tourism and innovation practices by touris... file 320 Aug 17, 2017

Responsible tourism incorporates economic, environmental and social imperatives in accordance with ‘sustainable tourism’ notions (Booyens & Rogerson, 2016a). This research argues that tourism firms need to innovate in order to be economi...

Author: Irma Booyens and Christian M. Rogerson 

Year: 2017 

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