Articles tagged “overtourism”

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of Private Islands

Travel Advisors See Advantages of Cruise Lines Expanding Scope of Private Islands

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Just as they've focused on building bigger and more elaborate ships, cruise lines are now seeking to outdo one another with private islands. MSC Cruises' eco-conscious approach is commendable, but will it resonate with passengers?

5 days ago

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Associated Press

Amsterdam has banned guided tours from approaching red-light district windows to better protect sex workers from mobs of leering tourists. It's a common sense restriction that still allows groups to explore the area.

1 week ago

Prague Aims to Restrict Airbnb to Curb Overtourism

Prague Aims to Restrict Airbnb to Curb Overtourism

Robert Tait, The Guardian

The Czech capital's mayor joins the uphill battle of other European cities to limit short-term rentals. There is an urgent need to repair the fabric of local life damaged by the negative impact of runaway tourism.

3 weeks ago

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

The unsustainable nature of tourism in Venice is a familiar story. What's less talked about, however, is a group of islands in Venice's northern lagoon that would love an opportunity to welcome some of Venice's influx of annual visitors.

4 weeks ago

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

6 Takeaways From Airbnb’s Manifesto on Stakeholder Capitalism Ahead of Davos

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Airbnb has legions of critics, and it knows that its articulated stakeholder goals will get intense scrutiny. But if the company turns some of these corporate governance aspirations into reality, then it could emerge looking pretty good compared with many established travel industry companies offering just lip service.

1 month ago

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Hawaii, with its isolated location, fragile ecosystem, and deep-rooted local culture, faces even more problems with overtourism than most popular destinations do. Tourism marketers are looking at ways to manage the situation, but it's a huge challenge.

1 month ago

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The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

The Ripple Effect: Redefining Community Tourism and its Power to Transform Lives

G Adventures + Skift

As the global travel industry enters a new era of responsibility, how we define and measure the impact of community tourism must evolve beyond the traditional understanding of community-based tourism as a tool for community development. When done right, everyone wins – local people and businesses are empowered to thrive, travelers return home with a greater sense of connectedness, and everyone working in tourism benefits.

2 months ago

2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

2010s: The Decade Travel Lost Control of Its Destiny

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite explosive growth, cracks in the global travel sector began to multiply over the last decade. More change and trouble will come before the industry can figure itself out again.

2 months ago

Climate Change Is Only Adding to Venice’s Overtourism Problem

Climate Change Is Only Adding to Venice’s Overtourism Problem

Dan Liefgreen, Bloomberg

Venice is at the epicenter of the mass tourism debate for plenty of reasons. Residents are getting increasingly tired of the situation. Something is going to have to give.

3 months ago

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Can Travel Advisors Be a Secret Weapon in Quest for Sustainable Tourism?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

By guiding clients toward responsible choices in how and where they travel, travel advisors can play a key part in promoting sustainable tourism. Not only do local communities benefit, but visitors come away with more meaningful experiences.

3 months ago

The Often Overlooked Role Travel Advisors Play in the Path to Responsible Tourism

The Often Overlooked Role Travel Advisors Play in the Path to Responsible Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While it's more obvious that hotels, airlines, and cruise lines have a big impact on sustainable tourism, travel advisors wield influence too. How they guide clients in the choices they make has ramifications for the health of the travel industry, as well as for the planet.

3 months ago

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Ensemble Travel's partnership with Cool Effect enables travel advisors to help clients offset their carbon footprint by donating to sustainability projects. It's a step that other travel agency groups should take as well.

4 months ago