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Title: Assessing Malta’s overtourism
Other Titles: Managing events, festivals and the visitor economy concepts, collaborations and cases
Authors: Briguglio, Lino
Avellino, Marie
Keywords: Overtourism
Overtourism -- Case studies
Tourism -- Malta
Issue Date: 2021-12
Publisher: CABI
Citation: Briguglio, L., & Avellino, M. (2021). Assessing Malta’s overtourism. In Duignan, M.B. (Ed.), Managing events, festivals and the visitor economy concepts, collaborations and cases. CABI. UK
Abstract: Highlights
• Tourism strategies should assign priority for the well-being of the local residents and also lead to a memorable experience by visitors.
• Tourism is beneficial for the host destination as it generates income and employment, but it is often associated with social and environmental downsides.
• Policy makers should adopt measures to minimize the negative social and environmental negative impacts associated with overtourism.
• To achieve these aims, democratisation and inclusiveness should be instilled in tourism development strategies their implementations, through active participation of the host community.
Description: This edited text, intended to support a research-informed approach to learning and teaching, presents an array of concepts, collaborations and in-depth cases related to managing events, festivals and the visitor economy. Authors offer an array of philosophical, political, cultural, and ethical perspectives on how to achieve this across a range of contexts, from Cambodia, China, Egypt to the British cathedral city of Lincoln. Though recognising individual difference, each chapter unites in their common pursuit of supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). This is significant as utilising the UNSDGs as a normative organising framework for how we all think about, plan, and manage a 'good' visitor economy is increasingly ubiquitous. It is with this in mind that each chapter provides explicit links to the UNSDGs and policy and/or practical implications, along with a series of critical self-assessment questions to reflect on the chapter's key arguments. This collection aims to satiate what appears to be an increasing appetite of readers and students alike who seek exposure to rigorous debate in and out of the classroom.
ISSN: 9781789242850
ePub 9781789242874
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