We've officially entered the era of too much tourism" (CNN, Oct.3 2018).
As the number of tourists travelling the world continues to grow, host countries which were eager to attract tourists, are now cobbling together strategies to cope with the influx of visitors.
Mass tourism, adventure tourism, responsible tourism, ecotourism (...) and now the latest coined word "overtourism" : in this chapter we'll get some insight into these different forms of travel.
Martin Parr is fascinated by the myth on which the tourism industry is built. Parr has a talent for capturing the absurdity of any given scenario: "we are surrounded by propaganda, whether it be in travel supplements or holiday brochures or advertising. I just show things as I see them"