The Risks of Overtourism: A DMO Primer For Sustainable Tourism

Guest Host: Jennifer Wesselhoff
Airdate: 01/31/01

Before the pandemic, if your community had grown restless with the increasing number of tourists, then you will want to listen to this show. Chances are, you’re probably not alone! That’s why you’ll want to hear how Jennifer Wesselhoff, President & CEO of Visit Park City (Utah) addressed this issue, head-on, in Sedona, Arizona, resulting in the Sedona Sustainable Tourism Plan, which has become a model for other communities facing similar challenges. 

Tripadvisor’s Steve Paganelli shares why travelers will pay a premium for travel experiences that support sustainable practices.  Dave Bratton reveals what Destination Analysts, through its most recent survey, has learned about how the current political climate has impacted travel.  Going beyond surveys, Esra Calvert from Entrada Insights, offers some helpful hints for how Destination Marketing Organizations can become more proactive on sustainable issues in their communities. 

Kurt Burkhart explains why support for the Restaurants Act is needed now and how to make your voice heard, introduces the Vaccination Credential Initiative, applauds the American Hotel and Lodging Association for its offer to provide its network of hotels to assist with vaccinations, and shares the “Best Places to Visit in the USA 2021.” 

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