Introduction Overtourism can be defined as “the excessive growth of visitors leading to overcrowding in areas where residents suffer the consequences of temporary and seasonal tourism peaks, which have enforced permanent changes to their lifestyles, access to amenities and general well-being” (Milano et al. 2018). The impacts of overtourism include for example increased masses … [Read more...] about Can ICT offer solutions to overtourism?
The tourism industry is now acknowledged by several institutions such as the UNTWO as one of the industries contributing the most to the economic and social development around the globe (UNTWO, 2020). The sector is by nature service oriented and requires a non-negligible workforce, which generates decent employment and thus encourages the reduction of poverty and inequality. In … [Read more...] about Smart Tourism Reducing Poverty and Inequality
Introduction In these times, sustainability has become increasingly important in virtually every aspect of our lives. Therefore, the sustainability issue has naturally also reached the hospitality industry. Almost all hotels mention on their website how they have implemented sustainability in their business. But sometimes you have to question how much sustainability is really … [Read more...] about The sustainability performance of Scandic Hotels
Introduction As the world battles with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and faces the challenges it has brought, there is no better time to begin rethinking and reshaping the future. Recovery of the travel industry might take longer than we imagine but what is certain is that the industry will never be the same and the challenge of sustainability has not vanished. Global CO2 … [Read more...] about Sustainable marketing in the field of tourism post Covid-19