Overexcited - Overdone - Overtourism
As if overtourism hadn’t been criticised earlier, popular destinations more and more often see discontent of local people against excessive tourism: From Mallorca to Cuba, from Barcelona to Berlin.
At the same time the tourists themselves are often in each other’s way. At hotspots large numbers of cruise passengers collide with tourists on cultural and study tours, low-budget travellers fill cafés will their trolley suitcases, ”stag and hen parties” are celebrated as the most individual events. Overtourism everywhere.
And hardly does a remote corner get hyped through Lonely Planet may there be massive consequences, especially in structurally backward developing countries, while other countries such as Sweden, for example, list as much as ”the entire county on Airbnb“ and announce that “every lake” may become one’s personal “infinity pool“.
Does the revolution (of travel) eat its children? How does the tourism sector with its focus on growth deal with its success? And how will the respective destinations manage not to cut the branch they are sitting on?
Andreas Stopp, Journalist, Deutschlandfunk
Speakers and Statements
Like Kai from the Box: "I’m not a tourist, I live here"
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude
How many tourists can a city sustain? Carrying capacity limits from an academic point of view
We rely on limiting bed numbers. Mallorca recognises and defines its limits
Peter Mario Kubsch
Space gets cramped, management is needed