Overtourism: A result of the Janus-faced character of the tourism industry

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Abstract

Purpose – The paper aim to evaluate the Janus-faced character and causes of over tourism in order to propose recommendations to tackle such a phenomenon.

Design/methodology/approach – A case study analysis approach is adopted for this study. Viewpoints of practitioners are presented and reflected upon by academic literature on overtourism.

Findings – The study presents practical examples from Haiti, Nicaragua and Zanzibar. Tourism practitioners’ view points on overtourism are presented and general recommendation on tackling overtourism are proposed.

Research implications – This piece of research will be of good use for tourism practitioners and DMOs worldwide who seek understanding of the overtourism phenomenon and the associated negative impacts. The study provides useful recommendations that can be used in similar situations of overtourism.

Originality /value – The paper extends understanding of overtourism causes and consequences. Whilst overtourism is generally looked at from impacts viewpoints, this paper argues the urgent need for solutions to tackle the phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWorldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Overtourism
  • Janus-faced character

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Overtourism: A result of the Janus-faced character of the tourism industry. / Seraphin, Hugues; Mhanna, Rami.

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