Articles tagged “venice”

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Proposing Solutions to Overtourism in Popular Destinations: A Skift Framework

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As destinations scramble to reduce the impact of tourism on their citizens, foundational work must still be done to create a repeatable framework and process for preventing overtourism.

20 hours ago

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Summer of Overtourism: 4 Lessons for the Travel Industry

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Destinations around the world need to wake up and realize that social problems related to tourism aren't going to solve themselves.

2 months ago

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 months ago

Venice Tackles Overtourism by Telling Visitors to Follow the Golden Rule

Venice Tackles Overtourism by Telling Visitors to Follow the Golden Rule

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travelers never like to be told what they cannot do, but perhaps Venice can strike the right tone.

3 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.

8 months ago

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Remaining Residents of Venice, Italy Protest the Effects of Tourism

Luca Bruno, Associated Press

When Venice's leaders decided to prioritize tourists over residents they started the city on a path to obsolescence.

11 months ago

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

Venice Still Has a Few Islands Not Ruined by Tourists

Justin Ocean, Bloomberg

Venice is the textbook example of what happens when you put the tourist dollar above the quality of life of residents. Sure there's money coming in, but when it stops, there's nothing else.

3 years ago

Venice Must Permit Entry to Big Cruise Ships, Italian Court Rules

Venice Must Permit Entry to Big Cruise Ships, Italian Court Rules

Nick Squires, Daily Telegraph

A ruling that overturns a law that would have banned large cruise ships from sailing into Venice lagoons is a victory for cruise lines, and a blow to environmentalists and preservationists. This isn't the last word on the subject, however.

4 years ago

Venice Residents Win Battle to Keep Out Large Cruise Ships

Venice Residents Win Battle to Keep Out Large Cruise Ships

Reuters

It's one thing to welcome a cruise to your town and another to welcome being overrun by cruisers. Venice already knows what it's like to lose almost all of its businesses to tourism overload. It doesn't need a huge cruise ship to remind it.

4 years ago

The Last Thing That Venice Needs is an Amusement Park

The Last Thing That Venice Needs is an Amusement Park

Colleen Barry, Associated Press

The city's infrastructure and residents are, literally, drowning in tourism. Its cruise industry has made regular life almost unsustainable and development will only further erode its culture.

4 years ago

Can This Steel Flood Wall Save Venice From the Waters?

Can This Steel Flood Wall Save Venice From the Waters?

The Daily Telegraph

A wall may work for a few years, but without some Netherlands-like planning and development and a slowing of global warming, recent years have shown that Venice is headed towards a damp future.

4 years ago

Venice Residents Dive Into Canals to Protest Cruise Ship Over-Crowding

Venice Residents Dive Into Canals to Protest Cruise Ship Over-Crowding

Tom Kington, The Daily Telegraph

Venice turned artificial destination at least a decade ago and the last remaining residents fight to keep the complete exodus of real locals from happening.

4 years ago