10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: Debby)

10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: Debby)

文章Debby wu » 週一 10月 21, 2019 1:12 am

Hi all, This is Debby. Welcome to my host.

I believe most of us love traveling around. Some phenomena occur in the world due to tourism such as "overtourism".
Overtourism can be defined as “the impact of tourism on a destination, or parts thereof, that excessively influences perceived quality of life of citizens or quality of visitors experiences in a negative way”.

Also, I recommend sparing some time for the article in the second part. It's related to our neighbor, Japan.

First part

<article>Addressing Overtourism: what can be done?
https://responsibletourismpartnership.org/overtourism/

if you like to know more...
1. BBC RADIO (18 mins) - The Trouble with TouristsーShould cities be worried about overtourism?   https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswh0d 
2. article -20 cities that could be the next to suffer
https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-l ... -they-cope

Questions
1. Is tourism pollution affecting your local community? Could you share any example?
2. What are the pros and cons of overtourism?
3. How to be a good traveler that lets the locals hate us less?
4. Do the Taiwan government shape any related policy about overtourism? What rule would you suggest?



Second part

Japan is the top 3 travel destination for Taiwanese. In the past 3 years, tourism in the world to Japan has increased by 21% against a baseline 1% for Europe. The below article discusses the phenomena in Japan.

<article> Overtourism: Is Japan Becoming a Victim of its Own Success?
https://www.theinvisibletourist.com/ove ... pollution/

Questions
1. Have you visited Japan? What's your image of Japan? Why Taiwanese is addict to Japan?
2. Some deers in Nara (奈良) cause injuries to tourists wanting a perfect selfie. The deer also eat the food scraps (with plastic packaging) left by travelers and make deer sick or dead. In this case, should the local government set up an area for deers so that it will be easier to manage or protect the deer?
3. In recent situations, there will more tourists to Japan and the Olympics will be held in 2020. How should Japan government face the situation?
4. The internet or social media makes some nature spots or small villages to be popular in a short time. The locals usually haven't reacted it and already been impacted. Could you share your opinion?



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Re: 10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: De

文章Luis Ko » 週五 10月 25, 2019 11:03 pm

Anything that goes over the top will never be good. It's siad “too much of a good thing”, isn't? 8)
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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Re: 10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: De

文章Kooper » 週六 10月 26, 2019 11:08 am

Tourism is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it grows or at least sustains local economy. It in particular is seen as a lifebelt to a government or municipality during a financial or economic meltdown, when most of other industries are sliding into recession. On the flip side, too much tourism makes the guests upstage the hosts. Local residents no longer feel in control of the community they are in because the lion's share of local economic activities have transformed into serving tourists instead of local dwellers, while travelers are experiencing a touristic culture of their own rather than local exotic cultures. In short, overtourism defeats the purpose of travelling to a remote destination in the first place.

Overtourism also exemplifies a typical no-win situation called prisoner's dilemma, in which every individual makes a sensible decision in their best interests but the actions add up to an overall disastrous outcome.
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Re: 10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: De

文章Kooper » 週六 10月 26, 2019 11:40 am

Luis Ko 寫:Anything that goes over the top will never be good. It's siad “too much of a good thing”, isn't? 8)

I can't agree with you more, Luis. BTW, both of the expressions are great. :mrgreen:
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Re: 10/26 (Sat.) Are we the victim of overtourism? (Host: De

文章Kooper » 週六 10月 26, 2019 10:19 pm

Attendees(13): David Jr., Jerry, Morris, Apple, Debby(host), Kooper, Laura, Winston, Steve, Iris, Julian, Christine Hsiu, Jason
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