Articles tagged “spain”

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

After a couple of years bubbling below the surface, the overtourism concept has broken into mainstream public consciousness this summer. Tourist boards and travel companies can no longer deny its existence; there is an urgent need for these groups to work with destinations to ensure a better balance.

2 days ago

Barcelona Residents Mount Beach Protest Against Overtourism

Barcelona Residents Mount Beach Protest Against Overtourism

Associated Press

The protests in Barcelona have escalated from peaceful demonstrations to rental bikes getting sabotaged and more. The tourism industry at its highest levels is going to have to address overtourism and sustainability or this festering issue will reach crisis proportions.

4 days ago

Documentary: Barcelona and the Trials of 21st Century Overtourism

Documentary: Barcelona and the Trials of 21st Century Overtourism

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We’re excited to go deep into one of the more pressing issues in travel today in our first ever original short film.

2 weeks ago

Spanish Entrepreneur Offers Venue for Power Naps to Update Siesta Tradition

Spanish Entrepreneur Offers Venue for Power Naps to Update Siesta Tradition

Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Spain's national brand is about striking a balance between work and leisure, as epitomized by the siesta, or afternoon break. Ironically, statistics reveal a grumpier reality. But new trends offer hope.

2 months ago

Sharing Economy Tensions Lead to Torched Cars in Spain

Sharing Economy Tensions Lead to Torched Cars in Spain

Thomas Gualtieri, Rodrigo Orihuela and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

These kinds of clashes will be almost inevitable until workers being displaced by new technologies get adequate retraining and employment opportunities to make a transition.

3 months ago

Gibraltar is a Powerful Microcosm of Brexit’s Impact on European Tourism

Gibraltar is a Powerful Microcosm of Brexit’s Impact on European Tourism

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

As if the UK needed another case study for how complicated its divorce from the EU could be it certainly has one in Gibraltar.

5 months ago

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Sustainability in tourism isn't just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It's thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm.

5 months ago

Barcelona Issues Broad Ban on Tourism Growth in City Center

Barcelona Issues Broad Ban on Tourism Growth in City Center

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

Barcelona's lack of tourism management over the last decade has brought it to this point. It's unfortunate that neglect has led to extreme action, and it's hard to see how decisions made under pressure will be the best ones.

7 months ago

Fires Chase Tourists From Spanish Resort Towns

Fires Chase Tourists From Spanish Resort Towns

Angus Berwick, Reuters

Even arson can't put a damper on Spain's record summer of tourism.

12 months ago

Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

Tourism Bureaus Turn to Rigorous Research to Differentiate Their Brands

Greg Oates, Skift

When convention and visitor bureaus produce extensive research papers and trend reports, they're showing their commitment to embrace Millennial consumers.

1 year ago

Spain Is Already on Track to Have a Record Year For Tourism

Spain Is Already on Track to Have a Record Year For Tourism

Associated Press

Spain's tourism is thriving at the expense of other European destinations' perils, and that's not necessarily a good thing when it comes to quality of life for locals.

1 year ago

Fearing Terrorism, Europeans Look for Safer Vacation Destinations

Fearing Terrorism, Europeans Look for Safer Vacation Destinations

Henrique Almeida and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Fears about terrorism are understandable, but savvy travelers might want to avoid the crowds in Spain, Portugal and Italy and head to France and Turkey. That's where the deals are.

1 year ago