Environment

Managing overtourism in Asia

by Kathy Xu

Tourism is a booming industry and Asia with its scenic spots and exotic allure is a favourite for travellers. But in recent years, concerns that excessive tourism may be the demise of Southeast Asia’s natural wonders have risen.

How will these countries balance between the pursuit of economic growth and the need for environmental protection?

Tourism in Asia
What is overtourism?
How has social media worsened the problem?
How have some governments dealt with this?
Will tourism be managed responsibly in Southeast Asia?
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Kathy Xu / Writer

Kathy used to write marine and environmental stories at Kontinentalist. She was history-trained but does other things now instead, like running an ecotourism shark conservation business, The Dorsal Effect. When free, she enjoys being in the ocean, trying to spot some sharks or just home cuddling with her cavvie, Danea.

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