Global Tourism Controversies

November 9, 2018 – Volume 28, Issue 40
Are destinations at risk from too many visitors? By Barbara Mantel


Center for Responsible Travel
1225 I St., N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005
Research organization that helps policymakers, the tourist industry, nonprofits and international agencies find solutions to critical tourism issues, such as overcrowding and environmental degradation.

Cruise Lines International Association
1201 F St., N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20004
The world's largest cruise industry trade association, representing more than 50 cruise lines.

The International Ecotourism Society
427 N. Tatnall St., Wilmington, DE 19801
Association of ecotourism professionals, industry experts and ecotourism operators in more than 190 countries that sets standards for the industry.

National Park Service
1849 C St., N.W., Washington, DC 20240
Bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior that is charged with preserving national parks for public use.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
962 Wayne Ave., Suite 610, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Advocacy group that promotes responsible management of public natural resources and investigates claims from public employees about environmental misconduct by the government.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France
U.N. agency that promotes cultural heritage, including by designating World Heritage Sites.

World Tourism Organization
Calle Poeta Joan Maragall, 42, 28020 Madrid, Spain
+34 91 567 81 00
U.N. agency that promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.

World Travel & Tourism Council
65 Southwark St., London SE1 0HR United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7481 8007
Membership organization of more than 150 travel and tourism companies around the world.

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Mantel, B. (2018, November 9). Global tourism controversies. CQ researcher, 28, 945-968. Retrieved from
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