From Amsterdam to Venice, the impact of too many tourists sparks outrage and action
Around the world, tourism bureaus and governments are taking steps to combat the wear and tear overtourism is creating.
- Overtourism is being blamed for everything from climbers dying on Mount Everest to cruise ships going aground in Venice.
- Popular tourist sites are considering a host of responses from implementing fees, caps on visitors or timed ticketing.
- Tourists and travel advisors should also consider places off the beaten path, experts say.
CNBC’s Harriet Baskas looks at what steps are being taken, and whether they are working.