Cruise liners are back and demand is reportedly strong. But given their environmental impact and relatively low economic benefit, how sustainable is this kind of tourism?
Overtourism has seen Spanish authorities take ever stricter measures. Individual visitors have a part to play in making tourism more sustainable.
Given its environmental damage, tourism must seriously reconsider its purpose in a post-pandemic world.
There has always been a strand running through P.E.I.‘s history of some Islanders expressing ambivalence, displeasure or outright hostility towards the tourists and tourism that the island relies on.
Tourist businesses are having to shift from focusing on international visitors to domestic ones.
With 150,000 tourists stranded, this is the largest peacetime repatriation the UK has ever undertaken.
The future of tourism depends on ensuring visitors do not wear out their welcome. Giving locals more of a say in tourism can help ensure they share in the benefits and minimise the costs.
Bad tourists are causing a global backlash, with consequences for the entire industry.
Can tourism ever be sustainable? Only if operators and consumers start looking beyond the idyllic postcard images and take undesirable consequences of tourism into account.
As many of the world’s most popular tourism destinations are overrun by visitors, operators could pay attention to the UN’s sustainable development goals.
Cheap flights and irresponsible tourists are causing many holiday destinations to become overrun with visitors.
People think migrants are draining Australia’s resources. But if we were to cut down on migration, it would also make sense to introduce policies that limit numbers of international tourists.
Spare a thought for the locals.
Overtourism is driving a backlash among residents of many European cities, and concerns are rising in Australia, too.