It’s rare for a destination to complain that too many tourists are arriving and shopping in its stores, however, it does occur when tourism begins to disrupt locals’ way of life.
Locals may not always like tourists, but many locals seem to realize their cities depend on tourism dollars as a major revenue source.
Tourists worldwide are looking to get out of major cities and explore more local communities, giving once-obscure tourist destinations like North Dakota a shot at attracting foreign visitors.
Chicago needs to make a bold statement about who it is and what it offers to attract the growing number of foreign tourists ready to spend time and money in the U.S.
Although this is an inaccurate method for measuring tourism, it does provide a general comparison to consider next time you touch down in one of the destinations.
Despite swings in audience levels over the past decade, rising ticket prices have helped industry revenue climb for the past five years.
The rapid growth of Asia's outbound travel market is driving California's record tourism growth, but the destination is competing with more and more destinations now looking to woo the lucrative demographic.
It's an issue not isolated to Paris and the mayor's solution will likely be copied by other destinations looking to preserve infrastructure without insulting visitors.
St. Petersburg seeks to carve out a niche somewhere between Miami and Orlando, but the message's success relies on tour operators in China and local infrastructure to make it stick.
Attention to detail will increase as Japan readies to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Olympics.