Tourist Tuesday, 4/16/19 – Making a Difference

When combining the Leave No (Digital) Trace Ethics mentioned last week, along with the Educational aspects of  publiclandshateyou and contacting sponsors, is there more we can do? Can we use technology to help us tackle overtourism? Yes, we can and some creative solutions present themselves when we do.

There is a very lengthy article that discusses and explores the various methods being used around the globe – both the “carrot and the stick” (positive vs. punishment) methods and how that is working for each. Also discussed in this article is the role of Airbnb on housing, local economy, and tourism. This is well worth the time to read the entire article if one is interested in protecting our coast from overtourism.

You can find it here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-technology-can-help-us-tackle-overtourism