A Framework for Overtourism Solutions and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

by Tammy Levent

Several trends in travel have come to the forefront. Probably the most concerning is the development of overtourism. Some cities with high levels of tourism have experienced protests and demonstrations as they struggle to find a sense of balance between being welcoming and excluding tourists. Other recent trends in the travel industry include the growth of theme parks outside of the USA; and cruise line Virgin Voyages intends to profit from an “Adults-Only” feature on its inaugural ship. This is contrast to the new industry buzz of catering to the multi-generational crowd.

Key Takeaways:

  • Destinations around the world are struggling to find the right balance between welcoming visitors and barring them.
  • This contrasts heavily, though, with the fears and anxieties experienced by real travelers from diverse backgrounds: Travelers Get Candid About Their Struggles With Permanxiety
  • One of the buzz phrases in the cruise industry for the past couple of years has been “multigenerational cruising.

“We coined the term “overtourism” last year, and more destinations are waking up to this new reality of crowd management and prevention. Don’t miss our Skift call on Tuesday, November 7 when our experts sit down and talk solutions.”


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