As catastrophic as the coronavirus outbreak has been, there are some silver linings.
Aside from reduced pollution and car accidents, it may offer an opportunity to make some much needed (and politically difficult) changes to tourism policies, which will help manage overtourism.
There are numerous ways that destinations and travel brands can go about it - at least for day visitors (tour bus and cruise passengers).
In this episode of Destination X, destination management and tourism specialist Doug Lansky explains the background and processes needed to rethink the thorny issue of attracting visitors to a location or attraction in a smart and sustainable way.
How destinations can use coronavirus to limit visitors and manage overtourism