Conceptualising and situating overtourism in urban contexts
Överturism i urbana sammanhang: begrepp och context
Summary, in English
Based on a literature review, this presentation has three aims. Firstly, to conceptualize overtourism, to see what issues it aims to describe, and how it relates to a more general discussion about urban sustainable tourism. Secondly, to situate overtourism by investigating in what geographical contexts it has been used. This will be discussed in terms of geographical scales and territorial levels. Finally, it aims to suggest a framework, by which the concept of overtourism could be put in a context of a more general discussion on urban sustainable tourism.
It will be argued that the current debate about overtourism is too much focused on localized spatial conflicts, primarily concerning social sustainability. Thereby, urgent issues related to the global environmental impact of urban tourism, i.e. climate change, is at risk of being put in the background.
- Institutionen för tjänstevetenskap
- Economic Geography
- Turism geografi
- urban geografi
- urban turism
The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting
2019-06-16 - 2019-06-19
- Rethinking urban tourism development: Dealing with sustainability in the age of over-tourism