overtourism

Wholesalers

Give your clients a taste of wabi-sabi with InsideJapan’s new cultural journey

Don’t worry, the new trip doesn’t involve eating loads of that little green paste that comes with your sushi (that’s WASABI, not wabi-sabi). However, if that’s your thing, we won’t stop you.

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Destinations

“Controversial” artwork to be removed from waterfall because it was ruining selfies

An art installation has been photobombing selfies at a popular selfie spot in Austria, and tourists are not happy.

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Tourism

New research reveals Aussies’ biggest concerns about tourism’s environmental impact

World Environment Day is tomorrow, so we’re doing our bit by publishing this research and darning a few pairs of our old socks.

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Wholesalers

New G Adventures research reveals what Aussie travellers are setting as their ‘restart resolutions’

A new survey has shed some light on what your clients are going to be looking for when the time is right to travel again, and it looks like sustainable travel will come back in a big way.

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Destinations

Uproar over Rome’s plans to build a barrier around the Trevi Fountain

Critics have called plans to put an anti-tourist barricade around one of the city’s most iconic attractions “truly foolish”.

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Tourism

Venice uses mobile phones, surveillance cameras to track tourist movements

Be sure to clear your search history before your next trip to Venice, because officials have started gathering mobile data from tourists.

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Destinations

Rome moves souvenir stands away from famous tourist sites

The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, and the Piazza Navona are set to be souvenir-stand-free. Thank the Lord.

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Venice: Thousands protest in the rain as city gets hit by yet another high-water event

by Christian Fleetwood

Thousands of Venetians have braved bad weather to take to the streets to protest over frequent flooding in the city and the impact of giant cruise ships.

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Destinations

These are the destinations we need to rethink in 2020

As we approach the roaring 20s, more voices are calling on the industry to rethink how and when we encourage people to travel. These are the places we need to be cautious about.

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Destinations

Is Venice about to become two separate cities?

Taking inspiration from Brexit and Catalonia, the floating lagoon region of Venice is mulling breaking away from the larger metropolitan area.

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Intrepid releases annual ‘Not Hot List’ to combat overtourism

Do your clients hate the idea of having to battle mammoth crowds just to catch a glimpse at another monument? Well, these alternative destinations will wow their socks off.

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Tourism

Venice mulls smoking ban in historic centre

The city’s mayor, who is known to enjoy the occasional cigar, said he was inspired by Tokyo’s smoke-free zones.

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