Mediterranean Protected Areas in the Era of Overtourism

We are excited to announce that the book Mediterranean Protected Areas in the Era of Overtourims, comprising twenty excellent chapters is now published and available online!

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Edited by Dr Ante Mandić and Dr Lidija Petrić this book comprises studies that reflect on various influences of excessive tourism development in protected areas, and solutions designed and initiated to mitigate such challenges. A large proportion of tourism in Mediterranean destinations constitutes nature-based tourism, in particular, tourism in parks and protected areas. As a destination experiences higher intensity and density of tourism, the potential conflict between maintaining a healthy natural environment and economic development also increases. This has urged planners and decision-makers to devise and adopt innovative approaches that seek to strike a balance between tourism development and nature conservation. This book demonstrates the importance of collaboration across and beyond disciplines and of all groups of stakeholders for maximization of societal impacts and tourism-related benefits.

Keywords Nature-based Tourism Overcrowding Nature Conservation Policy and Practice Sustainable Development

DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69193-6


Content

Introduction to Mediterranean Protected Areas in the Era
of Overtourism
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Ante Mandić and Lidija Petrić

Part I Governance and Management
2 Governance and Management of Protected Natural Areas
in the Era of Overtourism
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lidija Petrić and Ante Mandić
3 Managing Overtourism in Nature-Based Destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Ante Mandić and Izidora Marković Vukadin
4 Mitigating the Pressures: The Role of Participatory Planning
in Protected Area Management
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Smiljana Pivčević, Josip Mikulić, and Damir Kreši´c

Part II Local Community and Well-Being
5 Overtourism and the Local Community Well-Being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Ivana Damnjanovi´c
6 Stakeholder Management and the Imbalance of Power:
A Central Mediterranean Perspective on Tourism in Marine
Protected Areas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Karl Agius and Samantha Chaperon
7 Geoeducation and Tourism in Estrela UNESCO Global
Geopark (Portugal) and Its Contributions to the Construction
of a Sustainable Destination
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Gonçalo Fernandes, Rosa Branca Tracana, Emanuel Castro,
and Magda Fernandes
8 Investigating the Perception and Attitude of Business School
Students Towards Overtourism at Marseille Calanques
National Park
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Hugues Seraphin, Simon Smith, and Dorra Yahiaoui
9 Collaborative Destination Management Based on Carrying
Capacity Assessment from Resident and Visitor Perspectives:
A Case Study of Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera, Croatia
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Neda Telišman-Košuta and Neven Ivandi´c
10 Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) for Tourism Development
in the Historic Centre of Porto (Portugal)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Ana Carolina Jordão, Zélia Breda, Medéia Veríssimo,
Ivana Stevic, and Carlos Costa

Part III Experience Design and Management
11 Integrating Marketing and Management Planning
for Outstanding Visitor Experiences in a Turbulent Era: The
Case of Plitvice Lakes National Park
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Stephen F. McCool, Paul F. J. Eagles, Ognjen Skunca,
Vesna Vukadin, Charles Besancon, and Andjelko Novosel
12 The Lack of Policy, Planning, and Governance: The
Mismanagement of Visitor Pressure in Cumalıkızık,
Bursa—A World Heritage Site
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Sina Kuzuoglu and Burcin Kalabay Hatipoglu
13 Aspects of Intensive Short Day Trips on the Remote Pelagic
Location: Incorporating Visitor Survey, Radar Tracking
and Environmental Risk Analysis in NATURA 2000
Monitoring of the Blue Cave, the Island of Biševo
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Hrvoje Carić and Ivo Beroš
14 Research, Education and Tourism as Place Marketing Tools:
The Case of the Jonian Dolphin Conservation in Taranto, Italy
. . . . 281
Nicolaia Iaffaldano and Sonia Ferrari

Part IV Intelligent Nature-Based Tourism Development
15 Nature, Tourism, Growth, Resilience and Sustainable
Development
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
João Romão
16 Changing the Growth-Focused Mindset: A Pathway Towards
Sustainable Tourism Development
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Nicola Camatti, Carolyn Smith, and Jan van der Borg
Contents vii
17 Technological Solutions to Overtourism: Potential and Limits . . . . . 337
Ulrike Gretzel
18 Resilience Conceptualisation and Protected Areas
in the Jadranska Hrvatska Region
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Blanka Šimundi´c, Zvonimir Kuliš, and Vinko Muštra
19 Concentrate Mass Tourism to Promote Sustainable
Development
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Tomaz Ponce Dentinho

20 Summary and Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Ante Mandić and Lidija Petrić


The editors would like to express their gratitude to all authors and reviewers who worked hard in the rather challenging year to deliver such high-quality contributions!

regard

Ante

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