How Coronavirus Will Force Destinations to Stop Overtourism [ReThinkingTourism – YouTube]

Doug Lansky is a keynote speaker and advisor in the tourism industry. Find his TEDx Talks and more info at

Destinations have been wrestling with overtourism issues for years. What’s been lacking is a fundamental understanding of the forces behind it, what early-stages of overtourism look like, and the political will to take the necessary steps to solve the problem.

This video explains the key underpinnings of overtourism (aka congestion/ overcrowding / unbalanced tourism) and shows how the Coronavirus [COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2] provides an opportunity for destinations to make long-overdue smart and sustainable tourism decisions.

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