Tourism is big business in the US and around the world. Tourism provides many benefits, but unless it is planned and managed, it can also cause enormous problems. It can even harm the very assets that tourists come to see. This talk will explore the basics of “responsible tourism”. It will describe the principles that communities can use to maximize the benefits of tourism, while minimizing the problems. It will also explain the differences between mass market tourism and sustainable tourism and will provide examples of communities that are attracting tourists without losing their soul.
Sponsored by the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate, and Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning.
Both events are free and open to all.