Routes Podcast: "We can’t be like Dracula sucking the life from destinations"

Recorded live at World Routes 2017 in Barcelona, author and travel writer Doug Lansky discusses the importance of sustainable tourism.

The third episode of the Routes Podcast is Doug Lansky, a traveller and writer who is the author of ten books including two for Lonely Planet and three for Rough Guides.

In a keynote speech recorded live at World Routes 2017 in Barcelona, Lansky explains why destinations must consider how best to control tourism, otherwise they will soon find people no longer want to visit.

"The number one reason a destination becomes unpopular is because of overcrowding," he says.

"You’ve passed the tipping point but you’re still doing it. The soul of your destination is like your virginity, you only get to lose it once.”

The podcast is sponsored by OAG and can be downloaded on iTunes or below: