Articles tagged “overtourism”

Media and PR

Australia’s New Ad Campaign Spotlights Indigenous Peoples, Not Aussie Stars

Australia has finally launched a new tourism campaign, and it's taking the much overdue steps of encouraging visitors to travel to lesser-known destinations and invest in local communities.

Australia’s New Ad Campaign Spotlights Indigenous Peoples, Not Aussie Stars

Overtourism

Yosemite Ends Park Reservation Requirements to Evaluate Impact on Communities

Yosemite National Park is breaking a national park trend by not reinstating a summer reservation system. What happens to the park's visitor experience and local ecosystems could influence other national parks to reconsider theirs.

Yosemite Ends Park Reservation Requirements to Evaluate Impact on Communities

News Blog

Colorado Communities Passed Ballot Measures to Shift Tourism Marketing Dollars

Multiple Colorado counties and towns approved ballot measures on November 8 to shift lodging tax revenue—a key funding source for tourism promotion— toward local community initiatives. The passage of the measures underscore the Skift megatrend that communities are no longer spectators in travel. Ballot measures to increase lodging taxes to fund affordable housing and other…

News Blog

Airbnb Data Says Flexible Search Tools Help Combat Overtourism

Airbnb said that the flexible search features it has rolled out since early 2021 have so far diverted bookings from destinations coping with overtourism and peak travel times, according to data it shared on Friday. The short-term rental booking giant has increasingly offered search tools — see Skift's earlier coverage: "Airbnb’s Next Big Change: Search"…

Tourism

Colorado Voters to Decide on Redirecting Tourism Marketing Dollars to Communities

Expect more Colorado communities to introduce ballot measures that will divert funding raised through hotel taxes away from tourism promotion and back into communities. Next time it won't just be in the mountain communities.

Colorado Voters to Decide on Redirecting Tourism Marketing Dollars to Communities

Overtourism

Barcelona’s Firing of Its Tourism Chief Reinforces Why Engaging Local Communities Matters

Barcelona remains one of the clash points between the tourism sector and locals. Its next tourism chief will need to be a master at community relations.

Barcelona’s Firing of Its Tourism Chief Reinforces Why Engaging Local Communities Matters

Overtourism

Tourist Destinations Face Dilemma Switching From Quantity to ‘Quality’ Visitor Strategies

In the pursuit of higher quality tourists, destinations need to make sure they maintain a diversity of tourists and local businesses.

Tourist Destinations Face Dilemma Switching From Quantity to ‘Quality’ Visitor Strategies

News Blog

Efforts to Tame Overtourism Come Under Pressure

"Covid gave Southeast Asia a break from overtourism. Now what?" That's the question The Washington Post asked on Saturday. Pandemic-related lockdowns and reduced tourism let many destinations take a break from heavy volumes of visitors. But now, many destinations are divided. Some want to preserve the benefits of lower tourist impact, such as wildlife recovery.…

Announcements

10 Skift Travel Megatrends That Have Endured Over Our 10 Years

These Megatrends over the years transitioned from future outlook to facts. You could look it up.

10 Skift Travel Megatrends That Have Endured Over Our 10 Years

Tourism

Tourist Quotas Come To French Countryside to Combat Overtourism

National park and rural authorities in France have absorbed lessons from domestic overtourism during the pandemic.

Tourist Quotas Come To French Countryside to Combat Overtourism