As citizens of the world travel in increasing numbers, the inevitable residential push back is sure to occur. And, as we've said before, responsible Destination Marketers need to be sensitive to the fact that our success bears the seeds of our demise.
While most destinations give lip service to sustainability, the island nation of Palau has thrown down the gauntlet. The President has introduced a bill that would restrict all lodging on the island to be 5-star as a way of eliminating hoards of tourists traveling on a shoestring.
The President said, "do we want to control growth or do we want growth to control us?"