European Union’s Role in Handling Overtourism (Case Study in Venice, Barcelona, and Santorini)

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Abstract

The tourism industry in Europe is growing rapidly especially from 2017 to 2019. The increasing number of tourist arrivals has negative impacts on tourism, such as overtourism. The phenomenon occurs when there are too many visitors in certain tourism destinations and impacted the quality of life in the area. Overtourism has negative impacts such as environmental damage, damage to cultural sites, economic inequality, and damage to life quality of the local community. This paper aims to analyze the phenomenon that currently raising in European Union member states. The focus of this paper is EU’s role in handling overtourism that occurring in Venice, Barcelona, and Santorini as the cities mentioned are located in EU’s member states. This research is a qualitative study, with case study of overtourism occuring in Venice, Barcelona, and Santorini. The theme is analyzed using formal intergovernmental organization and compliance theories. It is found that European Union’s role in handling overtourism in Venice, Barcelona, and Santorini is by applying their regulations in environmental, tourism, and sustainability fields to the mentioned countries because EU is a supranational intergovernmental institution and their member states have to comply every regulations made by EU.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Civil Engineering Materials - Selected Articles from the International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering ICACE 2021
EditorsMokhtar Awang, Lloyd Ling, Seyed Sattar Emamian
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages287-293
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811686665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event5th International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, ICACE 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 18 Aug 202118 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume223
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering, ICACE 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period18/08/2118/08/21

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • European Union
  • Formal intergovernmental organization
  • Overtoursim

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