Neither overtourism nor mismanagement suffice to clarify Big Sur’s challenges. It’s most useful to use language that describes the episodic nature of the problems identified in lieu of the term overtourism. CABS continues to be focused on addressing visitor behavior (via initiatives like the Big Sur Pledge and the documentary “Land of Many Uses”) and documenting illegal activities by collecting data and using empirical evidence to arm agency and elected decision makers with data they need to bring more management to bear on these challenges.
Should we be using the term “overtourism” or should it be “mismanagement” of tourism?
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