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Articles tagged “overtourism”

Overtourism

Venice Avoids Being Added to UNESCO List of Endangered Sites

Sorry, Italian officials. We side with UNESCO on this one. Venice faces long-standing but urgent issues, such as overtourism and climate change. This global gem needs a coordinated, strategic vision for its preservation.

Venice Avoids Being Added to UNESCO List of Endangered Sites

Tourism

Venice Plans to Start Charging Visitors Entry Fee Next Year

Authorities in Venice believe that the admission fee will help it better manage the large number of travelers to looking to visit, but it will take a lot more than a miniscule charge to discourage tourists.

Venice Plans to Start Charging Visitors Entry Fee Next Year

Tourism

Greece’s ‘Towel Movement’ Protests Surge of Pricey Sunbeds Along Popular Beaches

Greeks are concerned that the simplicity of their local beach experience is threatened by sunbed overtourism.

Greece’s ‘Towel Movement’ Protests Surge of Pricey Sunbeds Along Popular Beaches

Cruises

Amsterdam Looks to Ban Cruise Ships to Reduce Mass Tourism

Amsterdam banning large cruise liners would be a major step in curbing overtourism, an issue that has increasingly plagued the Dutch capital in recent years.

Amsterdam Looks to Ban Cruise Ships to Reduce Mass Tourism

Tour Operators

Tackling Tourism’s Living Wage Issue

Tourism has never been a silver bullet for alleviating poverty and it often has adverse consequences. So just how far a push for living wage standards will go remains to be seen.

Tackling Tourism’s Living Wage Issue

Tourism

Tourism Is on the Ballot in Spain’s Local Elections

Tourists love Spain, but the feeling isn't necessarily mutual with locals, as growing anti-tourism sentiment and the impact of mass tourism on their lifestyle becomes a hot topic for political candidates.

Tourism Is on the Ballot in Spain’s Local Elections

News Blog

Middle East Exceeded Its Pre-Pandemic Tourism Level in Early 2023: UNWTO

The Middle East welcomed 15 percent more international tourists in the first three months of 2023 than it did for the same period in 2019, according to the UN World Tourism Organization’s latest data.  Over 230 million people traveled internationally in the first quarter of 2023, more than double for the same period of 2022…

Hotels

Hoshino Resorts Wants to Take Japanese Hospitality Overseas

Yoshiharu Hoshino, the CEO of Hoshino Resorts, doesn't follow the crowd. He's taking steps to combat overtourism and brand bloat in Japan while testing travel subscriptions. And he wants to bring Japanese inns to America.

Hoshino Resorts Wants to Take Japanese Hospitality Overseas

Overtourism

It Is Time to Ditch the Phrase ‘Overtourism’

The phrase "Overtourism" did its job since we coined it in 2016. Now it's time to move on for more nuanced solutions.

It Is Time to Ditch the Phrase ‘Overtourism’

Tourism

Amsterdam Looks to Dim Red Light District Tourism

Amsterdam is trying to find a balance between its international reputation as an open and free city and resident quality of life. As it pursues its objective, it will have take on some restrictive measures in the Red Light District that run the risk of challenging its reputation.

Amsterdam Looks to Dim Red Light District Tourism