Articles tagged “barcelona”

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

18 hours ago

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

After a couple of years bubbling below the surface, the overtourism concept has broken into mainstream public consciousness this summer. Tourist boards and travel companies can no longer deny its existence; there is an urgent need for these groups to work with destinations to ensure a better balance.

2 days ago

Travel This Week  — What to Expect: Virtuoso Will Tout Pivotal Role of Travel Agents

Travel This Week — What to Expect: Virtuoso Will Tout Pivotal Role of Travel Agents

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's only a segment of the U.S. population that has a go-to travel agent for trip planning, although they are more popular in other parts of the world. Virtuoso is trying to equip its members with the smarts to adapt to the evolving traveler, and you have to give Virtuoso credit for that.

3 days ago

Barcelona Residents Mount Beach Protest Against Overtourism

Barcelona Residents Mount Beach Protest Against Overtourism

Associated Press

The protests in Barcelona have escalated from peaceful demonstrations to rental bikes getting sabotaged and more. The tourism industry at its highest levels is going to have to address overtourism and sustainability or this festering issue will reach crisis proportions.

4 days ago

Barcelona Airport Staff Resumes Strikes and Schedules More

Barcelona Airport Staff Resumes Strikes and Schedules More

Associated Press

Whether it is overtourism or airport strikes, Barcelona is now the center of the travel universe.

5 days ago

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism Threat

TUI Group CEO Downplays Overtourism Threat

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While TUI's CEO is right to point out the macro benefits of tourism in Spain, the company ignores the myriad of local issues in places such as Barcelona and Majorca that are turning locals against mass tourism. It is a self-interested issue to address for virtually the entire travel industry.

6 days ago

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

A strike by airport workers in Barcelona is leading to security screening delays during Europe's busiest travel period, and the disruptions are expected to continue.

2 weeks ago

Barcelona Overtourism: Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals

Barcelona Overtourism: Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Tourist apartments are an integral part of Barcelona's tourism industry today so it is time both parties step beyond the limitations of permits and legal claims to seek a holistic approach that protects residents' quality of life while also housing visitors.

2 weeks ago

Launching Skift Lens Documentary Unit

Launching Skift Lens Documentary Unit

Jason Clampet, Skift

We’ve had our gaze on the travel industry for the past five years, and now we turn that view into moving pictures with our new Skift Lens series of documentary reports.

2 weeks ago

Documentary: Barcelona and the Trials of 21st Century Overtourism

Documentary: Barcelona and the Trials of 21st Century Overtourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We’re excited to go deep into one of the more pressing issues in travel today in our first ever original short film.

2 weeks ago

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Sustainability in tourism isn't just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It's thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm.

5 months ago

Barcelona Authorities Rebuff Airbnb’s Peace Offering

Barcelona Authorities Rebuff Airbnb’s Peace Offering

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Airbnb’s spat with Barcelona looks like it has the potential to turn into a long-term issue. The question now, is whether the homesharing platform stands its ground, or gives in to the city’s demands.

6 months ago