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    RTD-13: TACKLING OVERTOURSIM – LOCAL RESPONSES

    13th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations Working sSymposium 29-30 September 2017 – University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland http://www.rmf.is/en/conferences/rdt-13-tackling-overtourism-local-responses Tourism is rapidly growing worldwide and popular destinations are increasingly becoming dominated by tourism. This puts a strain on the infrastructure in wild, rural and built environments. Congested roads, lack of public toilets, overwhelmed rescue teams, sky rocketing housing prices, trampling pressure, soil erosion, fed-up local population, and crowding out effect such as currency fluctuations and human resources, demonstrate some of the issues communities are faced with when attempting to accommodate so many tourists. How should mass tourism be managed? Can it be managed? The main purpose of this working…

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    Outlook South Asia Responsible Tourism Summit 2018

    Outlook Responsible Tourism Summit 2018 The 2017 Summit Report can be downloaded here  The South Asia Edition  ‘Staying Ahead—Vision 2020’     January 19-20, 2018 New Delhi Come help us build a sense of community, and draw strength from it, across India—and South Asia. In the third edition of our Responsible Tourism Summit 2018 & the Indian Responsible Tourism Awards, a regional partner of the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards, London, our focus will be wider. Not only will we include best practices from India, but we’ll also highlight the best and the brightest examples from some of our neighbouring countries in South Asia—Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Maldives. The idea,…

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    Responsible Tourism Summit – South Asia January 2018

    Staying Ahead  Maintaining competitive advantage through Responsible Tourism sharing experience from across South Asia: Delhi 19-20 January 2018. 2018 will see the third Responsible Tourism Summit in Delhi and the prestigious Responsible Tourism Awards which are presented at the Summit. This year the Awards and the Summit are being extended to include: Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. The countries of South Asia share many of the same challenges: Overtourism Impact of climate change and tourism in the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean Reaching out to the right travellers and spreading awareness Cost of conversion to sustainability Dealing with weekday slumps, pricing and policy issues Preservation of built-heritage Encouraging neighbourhood…

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