No combination of cruise ships, Airbnb rentals, state-run hotels, or nuns' quarters will be enough to replace smart tourism development, which Cuba may not yet be capable of carrying out.
It's as if they took all the lessons of the economic crisis and didn't pay attention to them at all.
A single-minded focus on what you think is best, rather than what others are telling you is best for you, can produce both victories and defeats. More than a decade in, it's clear which category Bourdain's travel TV is in.
Outside of a sports stadium, we can think of few things outside of a cruise terminal which do more to negatively impact the people who live next door in a way that only benefits people who live far away.
World Heritage status can hurt, too, if destinations don't plan properly. Eritrea's relative isolation could offer it the best of both worlds, though.
When politics meets poor planning meets too many tourists, things never end well.
Supporters may see victory, but it needs to come sooner rather than later if they're serious about defending London's position in transatlantic travel.
Destinations are realizing that tourism management is an essential part of a good quality of life for residents. It's just that not many destinations make wise decisions when the promise of tourism profits make wise choices less attractive.