Research for TRAN Committee - Overtourism: impact and possible policy responses

Paul Peters, S Gosslin, C Milano, Marina Novelli, C Dijkmans, E Eijgelaar, S Hartman, J Heslinga, R Isaac, O Mitas , S Moretti, J Nawijn, B Papp, A Postma

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This study addresses the complex phenomenon of overtourism in the EU. 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.
Original languageEnglish
TypeStudy on overtourism for the European Parliament TRAC Committee
Media of outputOvertourism
PublisherEuropean Parliament, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, Brussels
Number of pages258
ISBN (Print)9789284644056
ISBN (Electronic)9789284644063
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


  • overtourism
  • tourism impacts
  • tourism
  • tourism in Europe


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