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Book chapter

Overtourism in Megalopolises: The Case of St. Petersburg

P. 116-135.
Gordin V. E., Borovskaya I., Fedorova E.

This chapter discusses manifestations of overtourism in the megapolis of St. Petersburg, which is a major cultural and tourist center. The idiosyncratic nature of overtourism in St. Petersburg is due to the fact that serving as its basis are spatial and temporal factors, which cause the city center to be overcrowded during high season. The chapter reviews the major methods of preventing and overcoming overtourism that are being employed in 18 megapolises that are largest tourist centers, and, based on results of the expert questionnaire, the authors identify methods that would be most suitable for St. Petersburg.