In the media: Sanjay Nepal discusses the sudden end of Iceland’s tourism growth with The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dr. Sanjay Nepal was recently featured in The Globe and Mail article published last Friday, titled "What other tourist darlings can learn from the sudden end of Iceland’s ‘miraculous’ tourism growth." The Globe and Mail article is guided by the research of Dr. Sanjay Nepal in order to confirm that "overtourism" has been a substanital aspect of research in recent years, and is a concern for many tourist driven countries. Dr. Sanjay Nepal is the current President of the Canadian Association of Geographers, as well as a Professor and Director for the Waterloo-Laurier In the media graphicGraduate Program in Geography.

As the end of Iceland's rapid tourism growth has begun, the tourism management of Iceland has come into examination. Over the years, Iceland has implemented different mechanisms to control the effects of "overtourism" in a manner that was fast-moving and effective. The Globe and Mail urges other countries to reflect on the initaitives of Iceland to accomodate the large numbers of tourists that will be visiting their countries in the future, as well as to keep in mind environmental and infrastructure considerations in "overtourism" solutions.

Read the full article at The Globe and Mail.

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