Is taxing visitors to counter overtourism a sustainable solution? - Part 2

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Published on 01/05/24 - Updated on 01/05/24

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Venice may be making headlines with the introduction of its entrance tax, but it is far from the only tourist destination facing the challenge of overtourism. While the number of travellers continues to rise year on year, the number of destinations visited remains the same. As a result, 95% of tourist flows are concentrated in just 5% of the world's submerged lands. This concentration has direct consequences for the destinations themselves, their environment and their inhabitants. Taxes, quotas, demarketing and stricter regulations are all ways in which destinations are responding to this problem without penalising the financial windfall that is tourism.

The list of destinations affected by overtourism is growing Overtourism is a term we've been hearing a lot about in recent years. It's such a recurring theme that 74% of the French people surveyed by Evaneos claim to have heard of it. More than half of them even believe they know the precise...

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