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)
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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 intelligentlyand use the power of growth to our advantage."