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Articles tagged “overtourism”

Overtourism

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

Residents of Bruges support tourism and feel that it's economically necessary but they also feel that it negatively impacts their quality of life.

6 Charts on How Bruges Residents Grudgingly See Overtourism’s Value

Overtourism

Travel Megatrends 2017: Overtourism Goes Mainstream

A global surge in tourism, driven by the growth of low-cost carriers and middle class families across the world who are beginning to vacation abroad, has had deep ramifications for the world’s most popular destinations. Some have tried to manage tourism by limiting the ability of tourists to stay in cities or pushing less popular areas as bona fide tourist destinations. The jury is still out on whether these destinations will be able to effectively manage tourism, or will continue to struggle in the face of mounting backlash from their citizens.

Travel Megatrends 2017: Overtourism Goes Mainstream

Overtourism

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

It's every destination marketing organization's goal to drive visitation to their destination. But as Iceland's ascent as a global tourism giant has shown, explosive growth can bring its own problems and drawbacks.

Video: Visit Iceland Director on the Blessing and Curse of Tourism

Announcements

11 Big Editorial Projects From Skift In 2016 You May Have Missed

Our storytelling ambitions at Skift are growing bigger, and this year we've leaned into these big editorial projects in a big way. The key animating function for us is understanding the big picture around travel that you otherwise won't read in other travel or mainstream media. Expect deeper reporting from us over the coming year as well.

11 Big Editorial Projects From Skift In 2016 You May Have Missed

Overtourism

5 Lessons From Iceland and the Perils of Overtourism

Tourism can be a great economic driver, but massive growth isn't always sustainable. Iceland now grapples what we call overtourism and has some serious planning to do for the future.

5 Lessons From Iceland and the Perils of Overtourism

Airlines

Iceland’s Main Airport Finally Gets Its First Domestic Route

If Iceland wants to do a better job spreading its massive influx of visitors around the country, it's going to need to more than one domestic flight out of Keflavik.

Iceland’s Main Airport Finally Gets Its First Domestic Route

Overtourism

Skift Podcast: Iceland and the Perils of Overtourism

When destinations look to tourism as an economic boost, they can sometimes get more than they bargained for. Iceland provides a perfect example of the woes that can come with large numbers of visitors.

Skift Podcast: Iceland and the Perils of Overtourism

Overtourism

Exploring the Coming Perils of Overtourism

The larger changes that are happening around the world due to the democratization of global travel over the last two decades. That's the changes Skift is exploring in this new series.

Exploring the Coming Perils of Overtourism