This study for the European Parliament addresses the complex phenomenon of overtourism in the EU and proposes policy responses.
By focusing on a set of case studies, the study reports on overtourism indicators, discusses management approaches implemented within different destinations and assesses policy responses. It concludes that a common set of indicators cannot be defined because of the complex causes and effects of overtourism. Avoiding overtourism requires custom-made policies in cooperation between destinations' stakeholders and policymakers.
Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)