Spatial aspects of overtourism in selected destinations



Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XXV. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords impacts of tourism; overtourism; relevant tourist area; spatial differentiation
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Description One of the specifics of overtourism is its uneven distribution in space and time. Defining an area where the manifestations are visible and the people living in the area are affected is important not only for the correct interpretation of objective numerical indicators, which are used to identify a potential problem, but especially for the application of appropriate measures to alleviate overtourism. The aim of this article is to define, based on direct knowledge of selected destinations in Karlštejn and Kladruby nad Labem, the behavior of visitors in the destination and map materials, the relevant tourist area for the study of overtourism, its impacts and manifestations. In this process, a demand-oriented approach is used. The area is defined both graphically in ArcMAP ESRI and numerically with the function Dissolve. In connection with the visual and numerical delimitation of the area, selected indicators of tourism pressure for both mentioned destinations are calculated. The values compared to corresponding values in other destinations suffering from overtourism indicate the presence of overtourism in Karlštejn.
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