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‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions

Published:September 2018  Pages: 60

eISBN: 978-92-844-1999-9 | ISBN: 978-92-844-1998-2


The management of tourism flows in cities to the benefit of visitors and residents alike is a fundamental issue for the tourism sector. It is critical to understand residents’ attitude towards tourism to ensure the development of successful sustainable tourism strategies. This report analyzes the perception of residents towards tourism in eight European cities – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Munich, Salzburg and Tallinn – and proposes 11 strategies and 68 measures to help understand and manage visitor’s growth in urban destinations. The implementation of the policy recommendations proposed in this report can advance inclusive and sustainable urban tourism that can contribute to the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Published online:September 17, 2018

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World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); Centre of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality; NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences; and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (eds., 2018), ‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions, UNWTO, Madrid, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18111/9789284419999

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