Savannah Is Asking Locals What They Think About Overtourism

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Skift Take: Smart move by a city that is headed down the road of overtourism faster than it may be prepared for.

— Jason Clampet

City officials in Savannah are asking residents to weigh in regarding how to manage tourism in Georgia’s oldest city.

City Hall has launched an online survey for residents to fill out as Savannah works toward a tourism management plan. The goal is to balance the needs of Savannah’s vital tourism industry with those of residents, especially people living in the downtown historic district.

The survey will be available on the city’s website until May 14.

City officials say tourism accounts for more than 26,000 jobs in Savannah and visitor spending of about $2.5 billion a year.

City Hall is developing its tourism management plan with assistance from Savannah’s Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Historic Savannah Foundation and the city’s tourism bureau, Visit Savannah.

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