Having seen the overcrowding in person at Zion National Park over the past decade, I wonder if we are satisfied with the communication about park visitation as visitors. Do we know beforehand that we are contributing to a human traffic jam? What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places?
Living in Las Vegas, with its 41+ million visitors/year, I know that ‘overtourism’ is not so much an issue for a city that created and developed for tourism, one that is rebounding after years of economic recession. And to the city’s credit, high on the list of prioritizes is channeling the multitudes towards areas that would benefit from visitation, starting with the downtown.
- What are examples of overtourism?
- What are strategies employed by destinations and regional authorities to avoid overcrowding?
- What are strategies for visitors to avoid overcrowded places?