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what is Overtourism?

Tourism that has moved beyond the limits of acceptable change in a destination due to quantity of visitors, resulting in degradation of the environment and infrastructure, diminished travel experience, wear and tear on built heritage, and/or negative impacts on residents

- Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)

join us for an interactive event organized around worldwide destinations

around the world, popular tourist destinations have reached a tipping point.


A growing middle class, improved connectivity, and the desire of people to see the world means that popular destinations are becoming over-saturated. 

THe phenomenon called 'overtourism' has led to civic protests and residents demanding that 'tourists go home.'

"this is a wake-up call," says taleb rifai, former secretary general of the world tourism organization.


"the key is to manage the growth sustainably, responsibly, and intelligently and use the power of growth to our advantage."

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