Debate: How big an issue is over-tourism?

The Travel Foundation hosted a discussion among industry leaders. 

“Over-tourism is not caused or created by any one party,” Travel Foundation chief executive Salli Felton told a group of industry leaders assembled for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Summit in Buenos Aires in April.

“It’s the cumulative effect of our combined actions,” Felton said. “But there is a growing recognition that over-tourism can’t be ignored.

“We’ve created over-tourism together and the only way to solve it is together, otherwise we’re not going to get far.”

Leading figures at Airbnb, Carnival Cruises, Intrepid Travel, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Virtuoso were among those who responded.

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