Tourism Planning and Tourismphobia: An Analysis of the Strategic Tourism Plan of Barcelona 2010–2015

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Marco Martins

Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

Date Written: May 15, 2018

Abstract

The exponential growth of tourism has brought new challenges to destinations; how to plan themselves to avoid overtourism and this new form of intolerance, the so-called tourismphobia. In order to address the negative impacts of tourism and enhance the positive ones Barcelona has developed and implemented a strategic tourism plan. This paper seeks to understand how Barcelona addressed the tourismphobia problematic through planning: how it was done and which results were achieved in the end. This research reveals a clear gap between the planner’s intention and the plan’s implementation.

Keywords: Strategic Tourism Planning, Overtourism, Tourismphobia, Sustainable Development, Resident Communities

JEL Classification: L83, Z32, Z38

Suggested Citation

Martins, Marco, Tourism Planning and Tourismphobia: An Analysis of the Strategic Tourism Plan of Barcelona 2010–2015 (May 15, 2018). Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing (JTHSM), 2018, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 3-7, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1247519, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3747758

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