Archetypes of Locals in Destinations Victim of Overtourism

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (in press). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2019.12.001

16 Pages Posted: 13 May 2020

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Hugues Seraphin

University of Winchester

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov

Zangador; Zangador Research institute; Varna University of Management (VUM)

Frederic Dosquet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stéphane Bourliataux-Lajoinie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This research note addresses overtourism from locals’ perspective. The main contribution of this research note is that locals, as volatile groups have also proven to be resilient in some cases. This resilience has been developed through an ambidextrous approach, which is the balance between exploitation (using a negative situation) and exploration (turning it into something positive). The paper identified four archetypes of locals in regard to their attitudes towards tourists in an overtourism context: victims, peaceful activists, vandals, and resilient locals.

Keywords: Overtourism, Authenticity, Tourismphobia, Empowerment, Visitors, Locals

Suggested Citation

Seraphin, Hugues and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Ivanov, Stanislav Hristov and Dosquet, Frederic and Bourliataux-Lajoinie, Stéphane, Archetypes of Locals in Destinations Victim of Overtourism (2020). Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (in press). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2019.12.001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3579481

Hugues Seraphin

University of Winchester ( email )

West Hill
Hampshire
Winchester, SO22 4NR
United Kingdom

Stanislav Hristov Ivanov (Contact Author)

Zangador ( email )

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.eu

Zangador Research institute

Varna, 9010
Bulgaria

HOME PAGE: http://www.zangador.institute/

Varna University of Management (VUM) ( email )

13 Oborishte Street
Varna, 9000
Bulgaria
+359 898 680713 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.vumk.eu

Frederic Dosquet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stéphane Bourliataux-Lajoinie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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