TOKYO-2020 People / Life Style

Overtourism

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Life Style
  • Photographer
    Marco Waldis
  • Technical Info
    Shot On Nikonos V With Kodak Portra 400
  • Photo Date
    2018/2019/2020

Overtourism is the perceived congestion or overcrowding from an excess of tourists, resulting in conflicts with locals. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines overtourism as "the impact of tourism on a destination, or parts thereof, that excessively influences perceived quality of life of citizens and/or quality of visitor experiences in a negative way".Can anything be done to find a more sustainable balance between the visitors and the ones being visited?