Hope you are looking forward to a fun and exciting Golden Week Holiday in Japan. As many of us are making plans for the next couple of weeks, we are also considering how to avoid and deal with the crowds. Here is a livestream video I shot on YouTube about overtourism and some successful strategies destination managers and others looking for ways to control the crowds should consider.
I hope to revisit this important topic many times, please feel free to add your comments or questions below that I can address in the next video or post.
A lot of the ideas I talk about here are written in more detail here on my Op-Ed article response to Overtourism : ‘Japan gets more than it bargained for with tourist boom’ in the Nikkei Asian Review (4/24/2019)