If there is one concept that has dominated the public debate on tourism over the last few years, it is ‘overtourism’. Anti-tourism sentiments prominently featured in the last municipal elections in Amsterdam and Barcelona. In response to this outburst, multiple practitioner oriented reports have been written to support destinations on dealing with tourism impacts (Austrian … [Read more...] about Overtourism: useful term or an overused buzzword?
Introduction The thesis underlying this article investigated the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment of tour operators based in Germany. Tour operators are organizations that have the power to influence the journeys that tourists experience. The research uncovered that certification of tour operators and the communication of sustainable tourism through … [Read more...] about Tourism with a conscience – An empircal investigation of the perception of travelers on CSR-certification of tour operators based in Germany
Introduction Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide and therefore plays an important role in the economy of most countries. This sector is often regarded as a driver of economic growth in many developing countries, which have limited growth options in other sectors (Scheyvens & Russell, 2009). However, mass tourism and rapid tourism development have … [Read more...] about Ecotourism – a suitable tourism development strategy for the Solomon Islands?