Articles tagged “unesco”

Tourism

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

The Taj Mahal is many things to many people. However, some sectors in India are now keen to rewrite the monument's history. Already beset by problems of overcrowding, pollution, apathy and infrastructure, the Taj can do with some rewriting of its present, not its past, to secure its future. Much of India's tourism trade is riding on it.

Taj Mahal: A Wonder of the World in Peril

Tourism

As the Great Barrier Reef Dies, Australia Pressures UNESCO to Say It’s Not in Danger

The Great Barrier Reef is dying exactly because of action the current Australian government is taking in an attempt to deny it is in danger. Australian tourism boards, airlines, hotels, and tour operators need to be vocal before it's too late.

As the Great Barrier Reef Dies, Australia Pressures UNESCO to Say It’s Not in Danger

Overtourism

Eastern Europe’s Tricky Balance on Avoiding Overtourism

The days of seeing overtourism as "a nice problem to have" are over. While they are still intent on building thriving tourism economies, some Eastern Europe tourism officials are also learning from the mistakes of their western neighbors.

Eastern Europe’s Tricky Balance on Avoiding Overtourism

Cruises

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice's struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind.

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Tourism

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Bali is on many a traveler's bucket list, but centering a nation's entire tourism economy around a single destination is rarely a sustainable strategy. That's why Indonesia President Joko Widodo's new tourism plan sounds like a prudent one.

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Tourism

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Hello, modern world of corporate travel and expense management, where words such as “compliance” are unfriendly and strange. Hello as well to Western investors — such as Silicon Valley's Accel — that are starting to find the Asian market irresistible.

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Tourism

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

UNESCO had, by many accounts, plenty of reason to add Venice to its list of sites "in danger" at its most recent meeting. Its decision not to reveals the complexities of naming World Heritage sites in the age of mass tourism.

UNESCO Could Have Helped Save Venice From Overtourism: Why Didn’t It?

Overtourism

UN Agency’s Latest Endangered List Leaves Out Many Sites Plagued by Overtourism

UNESCO sites have to follow conservation and management criteria to maintain their designations, but many have slacked off over the years and put themselves at risk. Albeit, the organization doesn't view many of its most iconic sites most at risk from crowds as the most problematic.

UN Agency’s Latest Endangered List Leaves Out Many Sites Plagued by Overtourism

Tourism

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

If this was done under any other administration the motives, thinking, planning, and strategy wouldn’t be so suspect. But we just have a hard time taking seriously anything Trump & Co. do on the international stage.

U.S. Will Pull out of UNESCO Claiming Anti-Israel Bias

Cruises

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

As European rivers become overcrowded, luxury travelers are looking to escape the masses. They are finding the isolation they seek in Peru's Amazon region.

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon