Europe

Overtourism at Italian Attractions Spurs Call for Visitor Limits

Overtourism at Italian Attractions Spurs Call for Visitor Limits

Isla Binnie, Reuters

Italy and other European countries suffering from what Skift has termed overtourism all understand that there's a problem, but very few actually know what to do about it or have yet to propose a sensible plan to manage crowds.

19 hours ago

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

What the Growing Market for Luxury Goods Tells the Travel Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

There's good and bad in this report. Spending will continue, of course, but it is shifting into new markets and leaving some legacy markets in the lurch.

2 days ago

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Tourism Industry Could Be a Beneficiary of UK Election Chaos

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Prime Minister Theresa May's reputation has been shattered by her own hubristic behaviour and she is only clinging onto power through a loose alliance with another party. The UK is in a much weakened position as it prepares to start Brexit negotiations.

1 week ago

Trump Uses London Attacks to Push for Travel Ban

Trump Uses London Attacks to Push for Travel Ban

Associated Press

The courts have so protected the U.S. Constitution but Trump crudely used the tragic events in London to attack the U.S. judiciary and push for his travel ban. His spokespeople have argued for months it isn't actually a travel ban, but the President tweeted 'We need the Travel Ban ... ' Oh, well.

3 weeks ago

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cities across Europe are wising up to the potential problem of too many tourists. Those tasked with marketing an "at risk" destination are going to have to work harder to spread tourism over a wider area in order to dilute the potential negative impact.

3 weeks ago

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Video: London Tourism Leaders Say Brexit Won’t Kill City’s European Partnerships

Dan Peltier, Skift

London's political associations with Europe may be changing but its cultural appeal remains strong to many travelers. It's using its nighttime economy to help drive economic growth in the post-Brexit era as it builds out more infrastructure to accommodate the city's nightlife.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Airbnb’s Latest Role Is Destination Marketing for Sweden

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sweden is in a unique position to tell a story that few other countries can. While Airbnb may be able to build a new revenue stream in destination marketing, it's also interested in getting bookings from its listings in the country.

1 month ago

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Where UK Political Parties Stand on the Big Tourism Issues

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Party manifestos should be treated with a healthy degree of skepticism. Still it is revealing to see what the priorities are and perhaps more importantly what they decide to leave out.

1 month ago

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

UK Tourism Numbers Surge Because Visiting Is Still Cheap

Andrew Atkinson, Bloomberg

It's still fairly cheap to visit the UK for foreigners because of the weakness of the pound so tourism numbers are up. The country's Brexit-related monetary woes also haven't deeply impacted British vacation-goers who are still getting out and about for fun.

1 month ago

Montenegro Tries to Woo Western Europe Without Offending Russian Visitors

Montenegro Tries to Woo Western Europe Without Offending Russian Visitors

Misha Savic, Bloomberg

This tiny Balkan state has a tricky needle to thread in preventing a diplomatic tussle between Russia and the U.S. from harming its popularity with Russian travelers.

1 month ago

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

Overtourism isn't just an inconvenience; a destination could lose a tangible asset like UNESCO status.

1 month ago

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Eurostar Sees Business Rise as Brexit Fears Subside

Christopher Jasper , Bloomberg

European tourism numbers seem to be on an upswing for now, but once Brexit takes full effect, will that still be the case?

1 month ago