Overcrowding in tourist destinations is a complex problem that varies from destination to destination and requires long-term planning with all stakeholders to solve, according to a new report.
‘Coping with success: Managing overcrowding in tourism destinations’, one of the first major analyses of the issue, also found that good management is crucial for all tourism destinations and can only be built on a comprehensive fact base. Popular tourism spots need to understand their situations and identify early warning signs.
Produced by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and McKinsey & Company, the report attempts to cut through media hype around the issue, to understand the nature of the problems at hand, and to identify specific solutions which can make a real difference on what is variously known as “overcrowding”, “overtourism” or “tourismphobia”.
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No magic solution to the problem of tourism overcrowding