Since becoming the first Italian town to charge an entry fee, tourist numbers to Civita di Bagnoregio have exploded from 40,000 annually four years ago to a forecast 850,000 this year. In 2017, the hill-top hamlet will “welcome” visitors at a ratio of 85,000 to one full-time resident. Signposted as “Civita, The Town That Is […]Read More Civita di Bagnoregio, the tourism town on the edge of extinction
Advertise Here The Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA) launched The COMESA Tourism & Wildlife Heritage Handbook; Single Market – Countless destinations at the 41st World Tourism Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. The handbook is part of the COMESA Sustainable Tourism Development Strategic Framework, which has been recognised by member states as a […]Read More COMESA tourism, wildlife, heritage handbook launched
Geo Routes Cultural Institute (GRCI) President Giannis Balakakis criticised what he called “traditional” mass tourism models, which for decades were the mainstay of the industry in Greece and other Balkans and Black Sea countries. In many cases these models led to the “all-inclusive” phenomenon, which meant local communities reaped little or no tourism revenue yet […]Read More Are “all-inclusive” tourism packages to blame for locals missing out?