Overtourism: Finding the answers

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Presented by A/Prof Ian Yeoman; Professor Albert Postma; Dr Stefan Hartman

Lectures, talks and seminars

3 May 2019 12:30 pm to 3 May 2019 1:30 pm

Room 103, Level 1, Rutherford House, (RH 103), Pipitea Campus.

The findings of the report, 'Overtourism? Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth Beyond Perceptions’ will be discussed. The report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents.

Overtourism occurs when there are too many visitors to a particular destination. ‘Too many’ is a subjective term but is defined in each destination by local residents, hosts and business owners and tourists. The growth of tourism requires the sector to ensure sustainable policies and practices that minimize adverse effects of tourism on the use of natural resources, infrastructure, mobility and congestion, as well as its socio-cultural impact. A United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report authored by colleagues from The European Tourism Futures Institute, Breda University of Applied Sciences and Victoria University of Wellington sets out a series of answers to overtourism as policy responses, strategies and measurement.

For more information contact: Luisa Acheson

Speaker Bios

Dr Ian Yeoman, Associate Professor of Tourism Futures, Victoria University of Wellington.
Contributors via recorded message: Professor Albert Postma, Professor of Scenario Planning and Dr Stefan Hartman, Programme Manager from the European Tourism Futures Institute, Netherlands.