Articles tagged “unesco”

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

6 days ago

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

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

Niniek Karmini and Karin Laub, Associated Press

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.

2 weeks ago

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Raini Hamdi, Skift

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.

1 month ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

1 year ago

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

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

Matthew Lee and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

The Luxury Cruise Lines Sailing the Waters of the Amazon

Laura Powell, Skift

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.

2 years ago

UNESCO Labels Hebron as a Palestinian Heritage Site in Danger

UNESCO Labels Hebron as a Palestinian Heritage Site in Danger

Associated Press

Hebron has sites considered holy to both Muslims and Jews. The UNESCO determination will put new focus on Hebron as a heritage destination and on the tinder box that is the Palestine-Israel conflict.

2 years ago

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Montenegro’s UNESCO Site May Lose Status Due to Overtourism

Aleksandar Vasovic, Reuters

Overtourism isn't just an inconvenience; a destination could lose a tangible asset like UNESCO status.

2 years ago

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Nearly Half of UNESCO Sites Don’t Have Plans to Manage Overtourism Challenges

Dan Peltier, Skift

UNESCO sites -- of all places -- should be the destinations taking leadership roles in tourism management planning as they're often the first place many tourists think about when deciding what to do on a trip. But data show that's far from reality for a variety of political and economic reasons.

2 years ago

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Scores of Bagan Temples

Grant Peck and Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press

The lack of a UNESCO designation may seem like a slight for now, but nations not ready to deal with the influx of visitors such a label can bring can often be poorer for it.

3 years ago

The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit

The Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Can Easily Visit

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Not all UNESCO World Heritage Sites are that easy to travel to, but these seven are fairly accessible and, because they're the newest additions to the list, they haven't yet been swamped with crowds full of tourists just yet.

3 years ago