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The Phenomenon Of Over-Tourism In A Post-Pandemic Context. Case Of Barcelona


  • Ioana Cristiana PATRICHI

    (Romanian American University, Bucharest)


As destinations have grown in visibility over time, the tourism industry has responded by facilitating tourist access to these places and developing specific infrastructure. This visibility was supported by the development of the Internet and the emergence of social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram or Tik-Tok, which, through hashtags, brought to the fore lesser-known attractions and tourist destinations. In this context, many tourist destinations, both urban and natural, face the suffocating presence of tourists. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented situation, from overcrowded destinations and destinations at risk of over-tourism to “ghost towns” and empty destinations. This paper aims to examine the issues faced by the destinations known for their struggles with over-tourism, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a focus on Barcelona.

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  • Ioana Cristiana PATRICHI, 2023. "The Phenomenon Of Over-Tourism In A Post-Pandemic Context. Case Of Barcelona," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 18(2), pages 69-76, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:18:y:2023:i:2:p:69-76

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