Articles tagged “overtourism”

Barcelona’s Recent Openings Give It a Fresh High-End Twist

Barcelona’s Recent Openings Give It a Fresh High-End Twist

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Barcelona is still an incredibly popular city, but hotels need to offer something different and fresh if they are to make their mark on the hospitality landscape.

2 days ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Booking CEO Glenn Fogel Sees Cryptocurrency Potential

Skift Global Forum Preview: Booking CEO Glenn Fogel Sees Cryptocurrency Potential

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Whether it's payments or overtourism, Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel has a lot to say about — and a lot of influence over — the future of travel. His views, you'll see, aren't always politically correct.

3 days ago

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

One way to beat overtourism is to target higher-spending visitors. Cities can get away with fewer tourists as long as they spend more. But will that really help solve the issue?

1 week ago

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Laura Powell, Skift

When your destination is considered the ultimate hotbed of overtourism, what do you do to reduce crowding? For Amsterdam, the answer lies in luxury.

1 week ago

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

Travel Advisors See Growing Demand for Women-Only Tours That Promote Empowerment

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A proliferation of women-only tours reflects the fact that women are a driving force behind the trend for experiential and adventure-oriented travel. The tours enable participants to interact with women from cultures far different than their own.

2 weeks ago

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The effects of climate change and overtourism on global destinations will converge over the course of the coming decades. Leaders need to start planning now for a world defined by overcrowding and limited resources.

3 weeks ago

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Paris Grapples With Mass Tourism Amid Growing Local Hostility

Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg

The tourist backlash by Parisian residents isn't nearly in the same league as hostilities in Venice or Amsterdam by far, but like any popular destination, the City of Light is having to face up to the impact of overtourism. Government officials are devising methods to better manage the negative effects, which is a trend that will continue to gain momentum.

1 month ago

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Amsterdam has too many tourists. Amsterdam should welcome more flights. The Dutch city has become the perfect place to illustrate the competing and overlapping aims of a tourist economy.

2 months ago

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

Giovanni Salzano, Chiara Albanese, and Federico Vespignani, Bloomberg

With every passing summer, Venice seems closer to its breaking point. It's clear that the historic city's chronic overtourism problem will not be solved with surface-level measures — the problem is existential.

2 months ago

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Top Travel Agency Group Wants to Find Fixes for Overtourism

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Travel Leaders is one of the first travel giants to turn overtourism into an opportunity. It's teaming up with industry partners and academia to raise awareness, seek solutions, and push for sustainable business practices.

2 months ago

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth.

2 months ago

It’s Summer and Everyone Is Writing About Overtourism

It’s Summer and Everyone Is Writing About Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The intense media coverage of overtourism during high summer season makes sense, but putting the onus on travelers to solve it misrepresents the deeper issues at play.

2 months ago