„Unbalanced tourism growth at destination level – root causes, impacts, existing solutions and good practices”

The project focuses on the phenomenon of overtourism, its causes, impacts as well as possible solutions for mitigating and preventing its negative effects at destination level. The project also includes an analysis of best practice solutions applied in Europe and worldwide as well as the development of a set of indicators in order to measure overtourism at destination level. A compendium will be created, supporting stakeholders in destinations affected by, or at risk of, overtourism and the project results will be presented to stakeholders in several workshops and discussed together. Emerging overtourism destinations caused by domestic tourism and massive numbers of day trips as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis will be taken into account as well.

Project period: 01/2021 – 06/2022
Consortium Partners: University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde (Germany), ÖIR GmbH (Austria), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Switzerland)
Project Team: Wolfgang Strasdas, Louisa Wolf-Gorny, Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Bernd Schuh, Arndt Münch, Helene Gorny, Manon Badouix, Kinga Hat, Fabian Weber, Juianna Priskin, Melanie Wyss
Funded by: European Commission – Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)