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The U.N.’s announcement last week that 2017 will be the Year of Sustainable Tourism raises a question: How much tourism is, in fact, already unsustainable?
The aristocratic Medici family helped create the Florence of the Renaissance. Now an angry Medici prince wants international help to save it from neglect and mass tourism overload. And, yes, he still wants you to visit, provided you stay a while.
Florens is a biannual international cultural forum aimed at sharing and debating cultural and environmental heritage and its economic implications. The forum features international speakers, seminars, plenary and breakout sessions covering the broad issues around culture and the environment. Terry Garcia, executive vice president for Mission Programs for the National Geographic Society, is on the…