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.


July-September 2018


  • Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
  • University of Brighton (UK)
  • University of Lund (Sweden)
  • Expert Claudio Milano (Barcelona)


European Parliament


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