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When your city sees demonstrations against tourists — or even expressions of discontent beyond peaceful protests — you know you have a problem. Destinations around the world are struggling to find the right balance between welcoming visitors and barring them. We'll discuss a framework for figuring out solutions.

In the past few years, since we started describing destinations struggling with throngs of tourists outpacing locals and cities’ ability to cope as “overtourism,” the term has become a go-to characterization within the travel industry and mainstream media.

Naming and defining a problem is a step toward taking remedial steps. But as Skift senior writer Andrew Sheivachman asked in this piece, Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework, “Why have some destinations thrown up their hands in helplessness in dealing with the deluge of tourists? And what have other destinations done to successfully limit the effects of increased visitation?”

Members of the Skift editorial team and an expert on overtourism- and sustainability-related issues will explore these topics with you on Tuesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. EST in a Skift Call: A Framework for Overtourism Solutions.

Here are some details about the call:

Skift Call: A Framework for Overtourism Solutions

Join us Tuesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. EST

Dial-in to the Conference (United States): (515) 739-1298
Access Code: 987352
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Skift’s editorial team will discuss overtourism’s effects on global destinations and the steps that cities can take to embrace sustainable tourism.

On this call, you’ll hear from Skift senior writer Andrew Sheivachman, tourism reporter Dan Peltier, and other Skift experts as they provide their perspectives on the struggles some destinations around the world face as tourism scales up too rapidly to accommodate.

Joining the Skift team for the call will be Megan Epler Wood, director of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. Epler Wood’s latest book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, was released earlier this year.


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