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Undertourism. Overtourism. Ideal Tourism. What Is It and How Do We Know?
How much tourism is too little?
How much is too much? How much is just right?
How do we know?
Going into the summer of 2021, these are the fundamental questions facing not just Jackson Hole’s tourism economy, but tourism across the entire Yellowstone region.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer 2020 tourism in the northern Rockies started slowly. By July, however, people had begun flocking to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, both of which experienced record visitation in the second half of 2020.
Despite these record numbers, though, tourism spending was down, creating a difficult situation for all involved – many tourism-related businesses struggled, while both the region’s residents and public lands faced unprecedented pressures.
What might 2021 hold?
To explore this question, the Charture Institute will hold the latest in its series of 22 in 21 conferences, this one a virtual conference entitled Tourism 2021: Undertourism. Overtourism. Ideal Tourism. What Is It and How Do We Know? The session will combine a series of speaker panels and breakout rooms to explore the session’s four fundamental questions:
- How much tourism is too little?
- How much tourism is too much?
- How much tourism is just right?
- How do we know?
What: 22 in 21: Tourism 2021
When: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon MDT
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge. Donations are encouraged; pre-registration is required.
Confirmed speakers are:
- Cam Sholly, Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park
- Chip Jenkins, Superintendent, Grand Teton National Park
- Tricia O’Connor, Supervisor, Bridger-Teton National Forest
- Brian Gallagher, Chair, Jackson/Teton County Travel & Tourism Board
- Tim O’Donoghue, Executive Director, Riverwind Foundation
- Cathy Ritter, former Director, Colorado Tourism Office
- Anna Olson, President and CEO, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
- Keith Sproule, Executive Director, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy
Fill out the form below to register for this event.
Upon submitting your registration form, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail. Within a week before the event, you will receive another e-mail with the Zoom link.
Registration is free, but donations to help cover the costs of staging the event are strongly encouraged.