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?
ICT4E: Information and Communication Technologies for Education
Introduction 2020 is a special year for all of us. The Corona pandemic has caused the biggest disruption of the educational system in history (UN, 2020). For us as students that means that we participate in the European IFITT Masterclass on eTourism online, as well as spending the whole semester in front of the screen. Without ICT’s this wouldn't be possible. Information and … [Read more...] about ICT4E: Information and Communication Technologies for Education
Sustainability through ICT: Lights and shades
Introduction If tourism was sustainable, it would consider its current and future impacts on the economy, society and the environment as a whole and manages the needs of visitors, industry, environment and host communities (UNEP & UNWTO, 2005). However, numerous studies revealed that tourism in its conventional (present) forms do not much contribute to sustainable … [Read more...] about Sustainability through ICT: Lights and shades