Opinion

Angkor Wat: The Impacts of Mass Tourism

Destinations will have to understand how they can tap into the growing Asian-dominated market, without compromising the interests of other markets.

Overtourism is now a term that is frequently used to describe the negative impacts of excessive tourism on a destination. The impacts of overtourism are numerous and even if the term is quite new, we can find traces of this concept already among scholars in the beginning of mass tourism. Plog, for example, related the evolution of the number of tourists in a destination to the type of tourists visiting that same destination.

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