Venice cruise ship reforms to have limited impact, expert says
It appears the plans of Italy’s transport minister to curb cruising in Venice’s historic city centre have been given a bit of a reality check.
Venice to reroute cruise ships from Grand Canal following protests
by Christian Fleetwood
Venetians are set to have some relief with the news that Italian authorities are making progress toward rerouting large cruise ships away from the overburdened Guidecca Canal.
You can now be fined for sitting on the Spanish Steps
Police in Italy’s capital have begun enforcing a string of groundbreaking new tourism rules, and one prohibited activity may come as a shock to visitors.
Tourists cop hefty fine for making coffee on the steps of Venice’s Rialto bridge
Of all the places to set up your travel cooker, the city’s most famous and historic bridge is probably not the best choice.
UK government to investigate environmental cost of travel and tourism
by Christian Fleetwood
With Travel DAZE just around the corner (and a fab early bird deal on tickets up and running) comes this sustainability-related announcement out of the UK.
Overtourism: Paris deputy mayor pushes for tour bus ban
Sacré bleu! If you’re a wholesaler with tour buses in Paris you might want to read this. Those with no affiliation to tour buses are also welcome to have a peruse.
Nose-picking selfies on Easter Island raise concerns of overtourism
The staging of disrespectful photos on Easter Island is infuriating experts who say that bad behaviour and overtourism is putting the island at risk.
“Recipe for disaster”: Startling photo of Mount Everest traffic jam goes viral
If there was ever an extreme example of overtourism, then this is it.
International airport to be built “right on top” of world-famous tourist attraction
If you’re a travel professional and doing all you can to avoid the dangers of overtourism like the plague, you might want to sit down while reading this.
“Undertourism is the new overtourism”, Intrepid claims
Had you tipped ‘overtourism’ to be the biggest buzzword of 2019? Well, according to Intrepid, you could not be more wrong.
STUDY: The unsettling truths about how Aussies travel
by Ali Coulton
A new study, accompanied by a three-part documentary, has revealed the impacts of bucket-list and “Insta inspo” travel. But there’s hope! Read more to find out what you can do to travel better.
Register or sign in to create events, jobs and access premium features.