• The Netherlands sees influx of foreign tourists this year

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Overtourism in the Netherlands has been a major problem for a while now. As per figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), there were 10 million foreign tourists visiting the Netherlands in July and August this year.   The figure is …

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  • Overtourism and sustainable tourism become operative words for tourists

    Published on : Saturday, September 28, 2019

    The term “overtourism” is so new that it still does not appear in most dictionaries though it was shortlisted as a Word of the Year in 2018. But the novelty of the term has not diminished the impact of its …

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  • Tourism is beneficial, but overtourism is a threat

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    In 1953, mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first confirmed summiting of Mount Everest, which is the world’s highest peak. Recently, Everest has become so popular that huge lines of climbers are waiting to conquer that same peak. …

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  • Overtourism is now an overwhelming concern

    Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019

    In 1953, mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first summiting of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Recently, Everest has become so popular that photos are coming up frequently, depicting huge lines of climbers aiming to conquer that …

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  • California ‘Daffodil Hill’ closes due to overtourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    McLaughlin’s Daffodil Hill has announced that it will be closing indefinitely due to fallout from its unexpected popularity on social media. Daffodil Hill is a field of beautiful yellow and white flowers outside of California’s state capital of Sacramento.   …

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  • MPs to assess the local impact of ‘overtourism’ and global effects of travel industry

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    The effects of travel and tourism will be assessed by the Environmental Audit Committee at Westminster and the impact of extreme visitor numbers in destination like Venice will be enquired along with the global effects of tourism considering the government’s …

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  • Cities at risk of overtourism in next 10 years; WTTC report

    Published on : Monday, June 17, 2019

    Overtourism has become Oxford Dictionary’s 2018 Words of the Year. The new report of World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) reveals the 50 cities which are most at risk of the phenomenon over the next 10 years. It identifies places …

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  • Icelandic canyon shuts for visitors due to overtourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    After a huge influx of tourists the Icelandic canyon has been closed off from visitors, renowned singer Justin Bieber has been blamed for it by some.   Earlier the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon located in the southeast Iceland was off the beaten …

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  • Overtourism risks life in Brighton

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    The report, ‘Overtourism: impact and possible policy responses’, published by the University of Brighton, said that overtourism is behind increase in costs of living for residents and decline in the quality of life. The report also revealed that coastal cities …

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  • World Tourism Association for culture and heritage launched to combat overtourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 31, 2019

    The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril from overtourism.       The new association will promote ethical practices and better management relating …

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