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Experts Advise Travelers on How to Cope With Overtourism

Gregory Bull  / Associated Press

In this March 18, 2019, photo, people pose for a picture among wildflowers in bloom at Lake Elsinore, Calif. This spring, fields of wildflowers in Lake Elsinore, were overrun by tourists seeking the perfect photo. A tweet from Lake Elsinore City Hall was blunt about the impact of traffic jams and trampled hillsides: “We know it has been miserable,” they wrote, “and has caused unnecessary hardships for our entire community.” Gregory Bull / Associated Press

Skift Take: Skift coined the term overtourism, and the wave of this problematic phenomenon has begun to crest with the Louvre closing on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourist throngs. Expect more such incidents this summer at top destinations worldwide.

— Sean O’Neill

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