Overcoming Overtourism

Creating Revived Originals

Authors: Frey, Bruno

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  • Provides solutions on how to overcome mass tourism 
  • Argues for expanding the supply of cultural sites in the form of “Revived Originals" 
  • Outlines the technological, organisational and economic challenges of alternative forms of tourism 
  • Offers policy recommendations to help political and administrative decision-makers address cultural overtourism
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About this book

Cultural Overtourism is a comparatively new term, and refers to historical sites, museums and places that are extremely crowded by tourists; hence, a type of tourism that has negative effects on both the cultural sites and the people who live there. This problem has sparked more and more protests. Accordingly, many cultural institutions and cities are now taking measures to limit the flow of tourists.

In this book, Bruno S. Frey - a renowned and frequently cited economist - suggests, on the contrary, an extension of the supply of cultural sites in the form of “Revived Originals”. By this he means the erection of identical replicas of the most important buildings at a suitable nearby location. In addition, digital information technologies (augmented and virtual reality including holograms) can be used to immerse visitors in the history and culture of the newly established sites, while adjacent hotels, restaurants and shops provide the necessary accompanying infrastructure. In this way, the flow of tourists can be distributed between the original site and the Revived Original. This book outlines the “Revived Originals” concept, discusses the organisational and economic challenges it entails, and contrasts it with existing Disneyland concepts. Especially for families with children or people who have little interest in culture - i.e., for the majority of visitors - these places can be very attractive.

This book will appeal to anyone interested in alternative forms of tourism, as well as political and administrative decision-makers looking for new solutions to cultural overtourism.

About the authors

Bruno S. Frey is a Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Basel and Research Director at CREMA – the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts, Zurich (Switzerland). He has previously served as a Professor at the Universities of Constance, Zurich, Chicago and Warwick, and holds five Honorary Doctorates. Prof Frey has published 25 books and more than 600 scholarly articles.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Overtourism: Problems and a Radical Proposal—An Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Frey, Bruno S.

  • Excessive Cultural Tourism

    Pages 11-28

    Frey, Bruno S.

  • Reactions to Cultural Overtourism

    Pages 29-41

    Frey, Bruno S.

  • A Positive Alternative: Revived Originals

    Pages 45-62

    Frey, Bruno S.

  • Revived Originals and Possible Counterarguments

    Pages 63-69

    Frey, Bruno S.

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-63814-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Overcoming Overtourism
Book Subtitle
Creating Revived Originals
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63814-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63814-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-63813-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 110
Number of Illustrations
26 illustrations in colour
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