From 2.6 to over 10 million international tourists per year: Is Auckland ready to talk overtourism?

From 2.6 to over 10 million international tourists per year: Is Auckland ready to talk overtourism?

The New Zealand Herald is investigating potential overtourism in Auckland, as destinations around the globe are reeling with massive numbers of people descending upon cities, beaches, historical sites, natural reserves, etc. Overtourism in Auckland would also affect Waiheke; PFW invites you to read the Herald’s exploration of this topic through its series of articles.

Forget 20/20 vision, Auckland needs to look ahead to 2021. In the first of a four-part series on the future of Auckland's tourism, The New Zealand Herald investigates how the city is working to get its infrastructure ready for APEC and the America's Cup.

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Tourism operators face overtourism dilemma: send customers to busy destinations or recommend alternatives?

Tourism operators face overtourism dilemma: send customers to busy destinations or recommend alternatives?

While everyone has heard horror stories of overcrowded destinations, hostile locals, and lining up for hours for a glimpse of a tourist attraction, travel advisors are still faced with requests to visit the world’s most popular places. They have a dilemma: Do they make the booking or risk losing the business by recommending alternatives?

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Europeans are tired of tourists: A curated LinkedIn blog perspective

Europeans are tired of tourists: A curated LinkedIn blog perspective

A surge in technology-fueled travel is pushing European governments to consider the effects of “overtourism" and how to curb it. According to the U.N. World Tourism Organization, international trips rose 6% in the first half of the year, aided by such innovations as the rise of low-cost airlines; bigger cruise ships; internet sites, including online booking, local reviews, smartphone mapping, and ride-hailing and home-sharing; and social media and its emphasis on personal-brand building through photos.

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