Saudi Arabia has become a “must-see destination”, Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, said in Riyadh during the opening ceremony of World Tourism Day this weekend.
Extractive tourism encompasses the destructive impact of mass tourism on local communities, as travel ceases to be seen as a benign activity to be enjoyed by all. Governments and local authorities around the world are looking at ways to limit tourist numbers and encourage businesses to invest in the areas that they serve.
A city that had 8 million overseas visitors in 2019 – including free-spending parties of Chinese people – is getting used to the peace and quiet. After two years of the toughest borders restrictions in the world, Japan’s tourist boom feels as if it belongs to a different age.
In this “Good Tourism” Insight, Shamiso Nyajeka makes a pitch for the development of a responsible, sustainable, and economically-inclusive travel & tourism industry in Zambia. Poverty persists despite a lucrative mining tradition, and increasing tourism opportunities is a means to protect the environment rather than exploit it.