Travel and tourism is growing around the world. However, due to several contributing factors, many destinations are grappling with a new reality—overcrowding, just one element contributing to concerns about visitor management. While this issue has predominately been on the rise in Europe and other parts of the world, the United States is beginning to experience this emerging trend.

Based on interviews with industry leaders across the country and insights from an issues analytics tool, this report highlights:

  • The outlook for overcrowding in the United States
  • Potential causes and contributions to overcrowding in the U.S.
  • Proactive recommendations and best practice examples that highlight what the travel and tourism industry can do