Lisbon locals face eviction in favour of trendy tourism, celebrities, short-term rentals

Lisbon tourism is booming. Locals are being indirectly forced out by trendy tourism and celebrities

Lisbon tourism is booming. Within a month of the “GT” Insight direct from Lisbon—”Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too” by Ricardo Oliveira—the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the negative impacts of trendy tourism on locals’ lifestyles. Carla da Cunha has a tight budget with which to find a new home in […]

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Civita di Bagnoregio, the tourism town on the edge of extinction

Tourism town on the edge of survival Civita di Bagnoregio. By evondue via Pixabay. https://pixabay.com/en/civita-di-bagnoregio-latium-2286541/

Advertise Here 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 […]

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Palau tackles over-tourism with responsible tourism

Palau tackles over-tourism via responsible tourism and sustainable tourism

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate over-tourism, November 7, at WTM London 2017. While senior figures prepare their talking points, the Micronesian archipelago of Palau is making moves now to combat the phenomenon. According to Republic of Palau President Tommy E Remengasau, Jr, in his introductory message for the Palau Responsible Tourism Policy […]

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Over-tourism alarm bells for Bangladesh’s only coral island

Over-tourism in Bangladesh yet UNWTO says tourism growth is not the enemy.

Over-population may be a word more likely to spring to mind than over-tourism when one thinks of Bangladesh. However, as reported in the Dhaka Tribune, a Bangladesh Department of Environment (DoE) report says unplanned tourism leading to over-tourism, marine pollution, and illegal structures are posing serious threats to the biodiversity of Bangladesh’s only coral island. […]

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Residents, authorities, hoteliers grapple with global sharing economy

World tourism and the sharing economy

Protests by residents and lobbying by hoteliers are forcing governments globally to toughen their stance on the accommodation sharing economy. Spain’s Balearic Islands has announced it will penalise landlords for illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros (~US$47,000). Renting apartments without a licence was banned in the Balearic Islands in […]

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Philippines tourism development & how to avoid more Boracays

Prominent Filipino writer and economist Dr Bernardo M Villegas is encouraged by the preliminary draft of the next Philippines tourism development plan because of its intent to develop low-density, community-based, and nature-based tourism and to promote the use of green technologies. However, in this “Good Tourism” Insight, Dr Villegas urges authorities to look to Spain […]

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