Articles tagged “overcrowding”

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Global Travel Chains Scramble to Crack Code on China’s Domestic Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The timing for global hotel chains to expand their presence in China has never been rosier. It's not just the sheer size of the domestic travel market but also the learnings that can be had from a country that has emerged as a technology trailblazer.

2 months ago

Can Thailand Handle 65 Million Tourists by 2029?

Can Thailand Handle 65 Million Tourists by 2029?

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Bloomberg

This looks like an overtourism disaster in the making. Thailand could get 65 million visitors — the size of UK’s population — by 2029. It can hardly cope now, with issues including pollution, environmental degradation, and lack of proper planning in development. Shudder.

3 months ago

How Nepal Can Address Overtourism on Mount Everest

How Nepal Can Address Overtourism on Mount Everest

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Overcrowding at the peak of Everest has long been well documented. The current 2019 death toll of 11 climbers must jolt Nepal authorities into taking action and getting wiser about how to optimize an attraction without spoiling it. Here's how.

4 months ago

Philippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount

Philippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount

Maria Stella F. Arnaldo, Skift

The Philippines wants cruise dollars. But Boracay, which has reopened after some rehabilitation, does not. The island is a key cruise stop but can carry only so much. Tourism authorities and cruise lines should work out the sums.

8 months ago