About CourseCoventry University
Discover the global impact of too many tourists
Tourism has long been considered highly beneficial.
It can be argued to have brought wealth to forgotten rural communities, cushioned the blow of financial crashes, conserved critically endangered species, and restored crumbling historic cities.
However, this entirely positive view is increasingly being challenged as scholars and practitioners analyse tourism’s negative impact in more depth.
On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore what overtourism is and how it’s affecting communities. You’ll explore its meaning in a tourism management context and consider potential solutions.
What topics will you cover?
- Definitions of overtourism
- Elements of carrying capacity
- Managerial responsibilities towards overtourism
- Local communities and overtourism
- Tourism offer, quality and overtourism
- Possible solutions for overtourism
Who will you learn with?
Lecturer in International Tourism Management and research fellow (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations) at Coventry University.
Who developed the course?
Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
What Will I Learn?
- Understand the growing debate on overtourism
- Forecast the future implications of this phenomenon for the management of tourist destinations
- Consider possible innovative solutions to the problem
Topics for this course
What is overtourism?
Share your thoughts
Definitions in the literature
Is it overtourism?
Carrying capacity: an introduction00:01:29
Carrying capacity and the negative impacts of tourism
Keeping carrying capacity under control
Aspects of carrying capacity
Let’s find a solution
A matter of balance
Tourism: then and now
Overtourism is sometimes simply a case of numbers: there are too many people in a particular place at a particular time.
Overtourism may seem like a new concept, but there are many examples around the world of how it has been successfully avoided.
We should travelling responsibly, in smaller numbers, not only helps avoid overtourism.
Now i understand overtourism diminishes the quality of life for local residents and creates a negative experience for visitors.