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Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment

“We could better support the eco-tourism sector, which has a lighter impact and needs a pristine and rural landscape to succeed.” Sonoma County grapples with tourism’s effect on economy and environment By Suzanne Doyle & Mary Davison Sonoma Group   Tourism brings money into Sonoma County. It supports restaurants, the hotel and wine industries and …

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‘Overtourism is killing Big Sur’: activists raise banner in California vacation spot | US news | The Guardian

Tourism based economies: first to crash in bad economy, last to recover….costs: Tourism=death of local servicing business Loss of Mom and Pop stores to tourism based business Low wage industries, need 2 and 3 jobs to stay financially afloat Hollowing out of neighborhoods Communities fragmented by event centers, tasting rooms, vacation rentals in all zoning …

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