Category: Overtourism

Covid gave Southeast Asia a break from overtourism. Now what?

More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic brought international travel to a halt, most countries in Southeast Asia have reopened their borders with minimal requirements for vaccinated travelers. Millions arrived over the summer, fueled by pent-up wanderlust. The return of these tourists is a relief for an economically battered region — but it comes with its own costs.

Tourism killed Thailand’s most famous bay. Here’s how it was brought back to life

A story of closure and reopening of the Maya Bay, part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park,which became famous after a DiCaprio movie.

With tourist numbers well over half a million this summer, Mazatlán is saturated

Mass tourism is causing pollution problems in Mazatlán, triggering calls for a greater focus on sustainable tourism in the Pacific coast resort city.

Sustainable holiday: New policy looks for a green push

Top sources in the government said the tourism policy forecasts that the sector's contribution will grow to $1 trillion by 2047 and the industry needs to prepare itself to make the sector sustainable.

North Devon: Sustainable tourism app launched

A sustainable tourism app has been launched for visitors exploring North Devon. It will provide real time information on traffic congestion and weather, spreading visitor load and economy.

Bhutan to reopen borders with renewed focus on sustainability

Bhutan will be raising its Sustainable Development Fee of USD 65 per person per night for tourists to USD 200, which will “go towards activities that promote carbon-neutral tourism”, so they can build a more “sustainable tourism sector”.

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