Articles tagged “overtourism”

Iceland Airport Will Get a $1 Billion Upgrade to Cope With Tourism Boom

Iceland Airport Will Get a $1 Billion Upgrade to Cope With Tourism Boom

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

When the U.S. military built Keflavik airport in the middle of World War Two, nobody would have thought that Iceland would go on to become a major tourist destination. Expanding it therefore makes sense, but the country also needs to consider how other parts of the island will cope with millions more visitors.

1 week ago

Overtourism Remains a Concern in Jeju Island Even as Chinese Travel Drops

Overtourism Remains a Concern in Jeju Island Even as Chinese Travel Drops

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

Like destinations around the world, South Korea is trying to figure out the best way to manage tourism. In the case of Jeju Island, local residents and government leaders have different priorities.

2 weeks ago

Tourism Board Engagement With Airbnb Is Not One-Size Fits All

Tourism Board Engagement With Airbnb Is Not One-Size Fits All

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards are stuck between a rock and a hard place on a lot of issues and particularly with Airbnb. Destination marketers understand that many travelers prefer Airbnb while their hotel partners definitely do not. We'll be watching to see how both sides attempt to bridge the gap in 2018.

4 weeks ago

Iceland Overtourism Meant 7 Visitors Per Resident in 2017

Iceland Overtourism Meant 7 Visitors Per Resident in 2017

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

After dealing with a 27.7 percent visitor increase in 2017, Iceland is considering measures, such as steering tourists to under-utilized areas, to deal with the influx. Iceland's economy has tasted the tourism growth and likes it, but now the issue is whether unfettered growth will be equally as appetizing.

1 month ago

Domestic Tourists Often Underestimated in Overtourism Equation

Domestic Tourists Often Underestimated in Overtourism Equation

Dan Peltier, Skift

You can't really blame people who live in and around a popular city for wanting to enjoy the attractions that make it special. Their taxes give them that right, after all. It needs to be factored into overtourism calculations that locals sometimes outnumber other visitors at tourism attractions.

1 month ago

U.S. National Park Service Wants to Raise Fees to Counter Its Massive Maintenance Backlog

U.S. National Park Service Wants to Raise Fees to Counter Its Massive Maintenance Backlog

Mead Gruver, Associated Press

The Park Service created its maintenance backlog over many years and now it's looking for a quick fix in charging entrance fees that likely won't be enough.

1 month ago

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

Mike Corder, Associated Press

Like many other cities, Amsterdam knows it needs to do something about overtourism but has yet to find a complete solution.

1 month ago

Record Visitation Prompts Overtourism Fears at Zion National Park

Record Visitation Prompts Overtourism Fears at Zion National Park

Associated Press

Private vehicles would pay $70 to enter Utah's Zion National Park during peak months if the government adopts a new plan. Setting higher fees may help check unfettered tourism, which can take a toll on the land.

1 month ago

Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma: 5 Skift Call Takeaways

Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma: 5 Skift Call Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Overtourism may be worsening in many destinations, but there are real, practical solutions to employ. Among them is using funds for something besides driving visitation.

2 months ago

National Parks Fee Hike Could Decrease Tourism Spending in Local Communities

National Parks Fee Hike Could Decrease Tourism Spending in Local Communities

Associated Press

In the realm of unintended consequences, increased fees at U.S. national parks would decrease visitations, which might not be a terrible thing to combat overtourism. However, local communities around Yellowstone and other parks could feel the pinch of decreased spending.

2 months ago

Skift Podcast: Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma

Skift Podcast: Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We've got your overtourism coverage. And we have some ideas for how to address the problem. Tune in for a valuable conversation.

2 months ago

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 months ago