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APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

Camille Johnson

Executive Director of Tourism
Kane County

Camille Johnson is the executive director of tourism for Kane County. She’s been with the Kane County Office of Tourism for over seven years. Camille is a 7th-generation local of Kanab and is a direct descendent of the first European-American explorer of Zion canyon, Nephi Johnson. Her roots are deep in southern Utah and so is her passion and love for this area. Camille graduated from Weber State University in Communications and Business and has worked in TV and radio news, finance, real estate, marketing and now tourism which she has enjoyed the most and considers her home industry. Camille currently serves on several committees and boards including the Utah Tourism Industry Association (UTIA) board of directors, and the Utah Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (UADMO) executive committee.

Session(s):

Welcome to Zion, Now Take a Hike: What does Overtourism mean for Utah’s Rural Communities? »

2024 Spring Conference, May 8, 2024 3:45 pm

Popular tourist destinations around the world are experiencing "overtourism" -- more tourists than the local infrastructure can support. After years of promoting tourism as an economic development tool, many popular tourist destinations around the world are now realizing that too much of a good thing can actually be a bad thing. What is the state of tourism in Utah's rural communities? And what can Utah's rural tourist destinations learn from the growing trend of anti-overtourism policies in traditional tourist hotspots?

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