Articles tagged “iceland”

Is India the New China for Tourist-Hungry Destinations?

Is India the New China for Tourist-Hungry Destinations?

Raini Hamdi, Skift

India is becoming the boat that lifts Asia-Pacific destinations that have become too dependent on China outbound travel, which is sputtering. Australia is a good example of this.

2 months ago

The Rise and Fall of Iceland’s Tourism Miracle

The Rise and Fall of Iceland’s Tourism Miracle

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Life has changed for Icelanders as the country's tourism industry faces a slump. While many are looking at the change as an opportunity to reassess their business, the widespread decline of tourism across the country presents intractable problems.

2 months ago

Iceland’s Central Bank Further Cushions the Blow of Tourism Collapse

Iceland’s Central Bank Further Cushions the Blow of Tourism Collapse

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

It's no surprise that a 17 percent drop in visitors to Iceland in the past four months is wreaking havoc on Iceland's visitor-centric economy.

3 months ago

Destinations Leverage Tourism Pledges as Marketing Tactic in Age of Overtourism

Destinations Leverage Tourism Pledges as Marketing Tactic in Age of Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Tourism pledges are commonly thought of as a way to improve visitor behavior. But done right, they can also potentially help attract a desirable kind of traveler: one who cares about the environment as much as locals.

4 months ago

Tourism Drop May Push Iceland Into Deeper Recession

Tourism Drop May Push Iceland Into Deeper Recession

Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Bloomberg

Arrivals are set to decline to 2016 levels. Wow Air is gone. It's cold out there in Iceland, which is bracing for a deeper recession due to a fall in arrivals coupled with a disastrous fishing season.

5 months ago

Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Wow Air’s Shutdown Prompts Recession Fears in Iceland

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

Iceland's tourism growth had seemed unstoppable. But as Skift has said for years, every geopolitical upheaval today can be traced back to the travel sector in some way. Policy planners need to adequately account for it.

6 months ago

Iceland to Lure Tourists With a Mediterranean-Style Resort

Iceland to Lure Tourists With a Mediterranean-Style Resort

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

This is a smart, out-of-the box idea, considering Iceland's natural geothermal power. But with overtourism such a recent issue in the country, could this new project aggravate locals' complaints?

7 months ago

What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism: New Skift Research

What Local News Tells Us About Overtourism: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Sentiment analysis is a burgeoning field that we can use to add a new dimension to the industry-wide conversation about overtourism.

7 months ago

What Locals Feel About Overtourism: A Skift Research Report

What Locals Feel About Overtourism: A Skift Research Report

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Overtourism is one of the biggest challenges faced by the travel industry. Quantifying it helps diagnose and fight the issue. Our new method of measuring local sentiment toward tourists can build upon and complement existing overtourism metrics.

8 months ago

Iceland’s Best Travel Finds Aren’t on Instagram

Iceland’s Best Travel Finds Aren’t on Instagram

Brandon Presser, Bloomberg

Ignore everything Instagram shows you about Iceland if you want to avoid overtourism. Venture instead to the hidden places few travelers have ever seen.

8 months ago

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Will Wow Air’s Demise Ease Iceland’s Overtourism Problem?

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo, Bloomberg

Blessing in disguise in terms of addressing overtourism? Or a terrible blow to Iceland's economy? We'll have to wait and see just how the loss of Wow Air will play out in the country.

8 months ago

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

This isn't such a bad thing for Iceland, which has started to feel the strain of overtourism. Plus, even with the decline, the small country still expects to see millions of tourists.

10 months ago