Tourism some areas of Europe- in crisis?

Old Aug 10th, 2017, 08:00 AM
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Tourism some areas of Europe- in crisis?

SPAIN:General discussion on the subject: http://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-T...Taming-tourism
Stickers of rental cars. http://www.elmundo.es/baleares/2017/...1478b465d.html
Banning Seaways and bicycle taxis. https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/08/10...55_253869.html
Removing caravans from beach car parks. https://www.lavozdegalicia.es/notici...08F10C3991.htm
Canary Islands http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/...-Mariano-Rajoy
Illegal rentals https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKBN1AO1VB
https://skift.com/2017/08/03/barcelo...-term-rentals/
No more rentals licences Palma de Mallorca in https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/07/12...34_703009.html
Attack of boats and tourist bus http://www.lasexta.com/noticias/naci...9890fe2c1.html
Airport strikes: https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...e-major-delays

UK
Oxford. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ne...cals-complain/
Skye http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...olice-say.html
Cambridge. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news...arret-13205478

Croatia
http://www.france24.com/en/20170712-...-heritage-site
http://www.traveller.com.au/go-home-...nations-gxqlw5
Unwanted types http://www.total-croatia-news.com/li...s-them-swiftly

ITALY
Venice. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ne...-cruise-ships/
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/03/v...tourist-influx
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...visitors-shun/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...revi-fountain/
Capri http://www.travelandleisure.com/trav...owding-tourism
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Old Aug 10th, 2017, 08:13 AM
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I'd agree.

I'm choosing destinations very carefully now.

There has been a very turbulent time for the world since the credit crunch 10 years ago. Generally, those who have suffered have been those with high debt, lower incomes and the young. I'd say those who have flown off into the sunset have generally been the retired (who may be accruing pensions which show no relation to current economic conditions), higher and middle income earners and the down right rich.

Combine these economic conditions with the fact that Tunisia, Eygpt, many areas of Turkey and some areas of Greece have had poor publicity relating to immigration and political instability and you'll find some areas of Europe just can't cope.

Also throw in the fact that there are many low cost flight networks running daily flight schedules and cruise operators running on huge economies of scale - you get mass tourism like the world have never seen.

I had a revolting experience in Iceland with too many tourists packed into too few sites.

The Dordogne was lovely recently but packed in some areas.

The saving grace to all this is that of the 800 islands of The Bahamas at least 67 are still undiscovered.

Not telling you which ones.

BTW

BBC RADIO Article this morning informed the world that Skye is booked up for August. Full stop. No rooms, no camp site places, no cottages, nothing. Not even room for a camper van in a car park. Be warned.
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You forgot this one;

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/trav...office-n764206
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Wow. And here I was worrying about north korea & 100s of people drowning in the Mediterraean every week.

I'll try to get my priorities straight.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/w...y-tourism.html
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massimop - travel board, TRAVEL board - sounds like your time would be better spent elsewhere
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other crises affluent can get concerned about

https://www.theguardian.com/business...ies-cargo-hold

http://host.madison.com/ct/entertain...944801540.html

http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/26/this-j...risis-6664382/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyl...cKP/story.html

http://www.thestar.com.my/sport/foot...o-end-dispute/

https://www.firstthings.com/web-excl...cations-crisis
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Too few honey pots, too many people. In a number of cases the main problem are the mega cruise ships who come in, drop thousands of tourists who spend very little but cause problems for everyone else.

In Keswick they have a different problem -

https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/...t-tourism-row/
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My wife is from Keswick.

She's just said that they would hide under the sofa when the convention came.

Bit like Dr Who and the CyberMen.
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It's been going since 1875. It seems a bit late to start complaining now - like people who move nextt door to the parish church and then complain they get woken up by the bells.
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Yer the honeypot syndrome.Cruise ships have a big part in the overcrowding too.
Plus cheap flights are the bigger part of the over touristing.
The internet should also shoulder it's responsibility too. Fancy destination websites, easy to book accommodation, flights, even restaurants. Websites like TA give top ten lists and they become the must see location.

Working in tourism it is the overcrowding I fear may happen one day to this part of Spain. But real overcrowding as illustrated in these articles I think will never come in my life time.

Here in Galicia the last 100km of the Camino Frances is getting full it is being compared to one long procession. There are other routes and other times of the year to avoid the crush.
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