Overtourism and Tourismphobia at a Russian resort

Authors

  • Alexandr Vetitnev Sochi State University, 94, Plastunskaya str., Sochi, 354003, Russia; E-mail: polina@sochi.com
  • Dmitriy Chigarev Sochi State University, 94, Plastunskaya str., Sochi, 354003, Russia; E-mail: dvchigarev@gmail.com
  • Oleg Afanasiev Russian State University of Tourism and Service, 99, Glavnaya street, village Cherkizovo, Moscow region, 141221, Russia; E-mail: olafn_dp@mail.ru

Keywords:

overtourism; tourismphobia; tourism impact; quality of life; residents-tourists conflicts; Russian resort; Sochi

Abstract

The paper investigates the existence of overtourism and tourismphobia in Sochi, a leading Russian resort destination, through a sample of 2,390 residents. The analysis of respondents’ attitudes towards tourism reveals that there are no severe problems of overtourism or tourismphobia. Currently, a large number of tourists in the destination are not causing any negative feedback from the majority of residents. At the same time, although conflict situations rarely occurred, they hint at some tension between residents and guests of the city.

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Published

2021-03-15

How to Cite

Vetitnev , A., Chigarev, D., & Afanasiev, O. . (2021). Overtourism and Tourismphobia at a Russian resort. European Journal of Tourism Research, 28, 2812. Retrieved from https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/2263