Overtourism: A Literature Review to Assess Implications and Future Perspectives

Capocchi, Vallone, Pierotti, Amaduzzi, Capocchi
2019 Sustainability  
Overtourism is an emerging concept facing the world's main tourist destinations. The growth that tourism has undergone in recent decades is of two different types. On the one hand, the development of new technologies and the creation of low-cost airline carriers have increased tourism levels, leading to growth even in emerging economies. On the other hand, uncontrolled demand alongside a concentration of tourism in particular destinations impact negatively both territories and local
more » ... d local communities. The problems caused in some destinations by the increasing, ongoing growth in tourism have created the issue of "overtourism," which is assuming an increasing significance in the literature. This paper contributes to the literature by providing an exploratory study with which to better understand the origins of overtourism, its implications, and predicted future perspectives in respect to the issue. Examination of the new evidence presented here contributes to the expanding knowledge of particular problems of tourism development.
doi:10.3390/su11123303 fatcat:4g4rci75kbb2fgptkck4pjceiy