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Overtourism: excesses, discontents and measures in travel and tourism.

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This book is concerned with the various dimensions of overtourism, including the social and economic impacts of excessive tourism and the management and policy measures to address it. The 10 chapters present case studies contributing to the overtourism discussion from diverse perspectives and contexts including urban, coastal and rural destinations. As an accompaniment to the detailed cases in thi...


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'¿Todos a Galápagos?' Overtourism in wilderness areas of the Global South.

This chapter approaches overtourism as a means to analyse the impacts and limits of late capitalistic tourism development in and around the wilderness protected areas of the Galápagos Islands. Qualitative content analysis points towards three emergent themes: (i) rapid diversification of the land-based tourism economy of the Galápagos; (ii) political ambivalence towards the governance of tourism growth and conservation rationale; and (iii) radical shifts in online representation patterns of the Galápagos as a tourist destination occurring through branding and advertisements. Finally, a discussion is opened over the foreseeable outcomes of tourism saturation narratives implanted far beyond metropolitan localities and European urban tourism hotspots.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Overtourism: an evolving phenomenon. Author(s): Milano, C. Cheer, J. M. Novelli, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Venice: an analysis of tourism excesses in an overtourism icon. Author(s): Visentin, F. Bertocchi, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Tourist gentrification of retail shops in Palma (Majorca). Author(s): Blázquez-Salom, M. Blanco-Romero, A. Gual-Carbonell, J. Murray, I.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) In focus 1. Overtourism is invading Kyoto. Author(s): Abe, D.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Beyond overtourism: studying the entanglements of society and tourism in Iceland. Author(s): Jóhannesson, G. T. Lund, K. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 107) Responses to overtourism in Guanacaste (Costa Rica): a rural water conflict perspective. Author(s): Cañada, E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 125) Overcrowded Amsterdam: striving for a balance between trade, tolerance and tourism. Author(s): Gerritsma, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 148) In focus 2: tourism in Africa: is overtourism evident? Author(s): Kepher-Gona, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 152) Public policies and tourist saturation in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Author(s): Cunha, N. V. da
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 167) Short-term accommodation and overtourism in Portuguese urban centres. Author(s): Costa, C. Stević, I. Veríssimo, M. Silva, M. F. da
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 190) My overloved town: the challenges of growing up in a small coastal tourist destination (Byron Bay, Australia). Author(s): Canosa, A. Graham, A. Wilson, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 205) In focus 3: Brazilian media not yet concerned with overtourism. Author(s): Gonçalves, D. N.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 209) Greenland's tourism policy making and the risk of overtourism. Author(s): Ioannides, D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 224) In focus 4: managing overtourism through a holistic lens. Author(s): Kohl, J.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 227) Afterword: over overtourism or just the beginning? Author(s): Cheer, J. M. Milano, C. Novelli, M.

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