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Lisbon’s Overtourism Lesson: Living Like a Local Is Not Enough

By Rebecca Stone, Skift

David April

A rare occurrence: Lisbon’s iconic tram 28 spotted empty after a long, crowded day. David April

Skift Take: Lisbon’s post-crisis evolution and corresponding tourism boom shows the dramatic impact and lasting ramifications of overtourism. Efforts have centered on sustainable tourism and limiting tourism’s potential negative impacts, but, in our view, the focus has been all wrong. Sustainable tourism should be about sustainable cultures, and we all have a role to play.

— Rebecca Stone

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