Can Tourism Ruin Cities?



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Tourism can create jobs and boost economies, but it can also turn a city into a theme park. This problem has become more acute as the number of tourists continues to increase. What can be done? How do we strike a balance between locals and visitors, while retaining what makes these tourist-friendly cities so special?

Sources:
A. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-01-29/chinese-tourists-are-reshaping-world-economy

B. https://econlife.com/2017/09/looking-at-the-southwest-effect/

C. https://ourworldindata.org/tourism; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_international_visitors

D. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/29/the-airbnb-invasion-of-barcelona

E. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/6568754/Venice-stages-its-own-funeral-to-mourn-its-population-decline-60000-and-falling.html

F. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/04/tourism-kills-neighbourhoods-save-city-break

G. https://www.thedailybeast.com/venice-italy-to-charge-entrance-fee-for-tourists

H. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2019/05/11/why-the-netherlands-tourist-board-wants-to-discourage-people-from-visiting/#a8dfe9a51abc

I. https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/05/amsterdam-tourism-travel-tips-vacation-cruise-hotels-airbnb/590221/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=citylab&utm_term=2019-05-30T15%3A46%3A52&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social

Produced by Dave Amos in sunny Sacramento, California.
Edited by Eric Schneider in cloudy Cleveland, Ohio.

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