Articles tagged “overtourism”

Overtourism Discussion Elicits Denials, Spin and Occasionally an Insightful Idea

Overtourism Discussion Elicits Denials, Spin and Occasionally an Insightful Idea

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Travel leaders are at least starting to admit there might be a problem with unmanaged mass tourism, but many are still in denial about the real reasons it has become such a big issue.

2 hours ago

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

Times Square Desnudas and Costumed Characters Have Businesses Moving Elsewhere

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

With Time Square's central location and iconic reputation, the area is unlikely to ever become a business ghost town.

2 days ago

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Destinations Around the World Search for Overtourism Solutions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press

Every destination is different and there is no one-size-fits-all panacea to limit overtourism. Until cities get smarter about quantifying the movements and behavior of travelers, there's little hope for finding reproducible solutions.

2 days ago

Grand Canyon-Area Residents Are Deciding if They Want More Tourism Development

Grand Canyon-Area Residents Are Deciding if They Want More Tourism Development

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Tusayan, Arizona wants to become part of the destination rather than just the journey. But boosting tourism in the town could come at the expense of tarnishing Grand Canyon views and the environment.

2 weeks ago

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tourism executives from around the world all have unique challenges as they promote their destinations, but they also have a lot in common: They want to avoid the pitfalls of destructive tourism, get a good return on their marketing dollars, and attract high-spending visitors.

3 weeks ago

Skift Call November 7: A Framework for Overtourism Solutions

Skift Call November 7: A Framework for Overtourism Solutions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When your city sees demonstrations against tourists — or even expressions of discontent beyond peaceful protests — you know you have a problem. Destinations around the world are struggling to find the right balance between welcoming visitors and barring them. We'll discuss a framework for figuring out solutions.

3 weeks ago

Fee Hikes at National Parks Trigger Democrats’ Condemnation

Fee Hikes at National Parks Trigger Democrats’ Condemnation

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

Take it from Iceland and other places battling overtourism. One way to thin the crowd is to jack up the price, and while that might annoy some tourists, it will help protect the parks.

3 weeks ago

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As destinations scramble to reduce the impact of tourism on their citizens, foundational work must still be done to create a repeatable framework and process for preventing overtourism.

4 weeks ago

Looking at the World Through Anxious Eyes

Looking at the World Through Anxious Eyes

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The world has always been a complicated place, but shifting geopolitical tensions and the echo chamber of social media have contributed to a culture of anxiety affecting travelers around the world.

1 month ago

Visit Oslo Campaign Rescues Travelers From People-Polluted European Cities

Visit Oslo Campaign Rescues Travelers From People-Polluted European Cities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Visit Oslo doesn't want to become a shell of itself, lose its Nordic cool character, and attract too many tourists. But it definitely wants a larger slice of international market share, and it is combing through social media for its new campaign to help make that happen.

2 months ago

Stonehenge Plan for New Tunnel to Combat Overtourism Draws Archeologists’ Ire

Stonehenge Plan for New Tunnel to Combat Overtourism Draws Archeologists’ Ire

Associated Press

We saw how it took decades for Stonehenge's visitor center to open and at this point, getting construction under way for the tunnel is what's needed to help limit the impact of tourism on the area.

2 months ago

U.S. National Park Service Still Figuring Out the Travel Industry and Overtourism

U.S. National Park Service Still Figuring Out the Travel Industry and Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Somewhat shockingly, the U.S. National Park Service is just now getting familiarized with the travel industry even though it oversees some of the oldest and most popular attractions in the country. More parks are beginning to work with local tourism officials, and their budding symbiotic relationships are critical to the park service's future.

2 months ago