Category: Socio-economic issues

Locals in Málaga protest tourism amid rising rents and gentrification

Marching under the slogan ‘Málaga for living, not surviving’, last weekend 15,000 people took to the streets to demand affordable housing and protest mass-tourism in the Costa del Sol city.

76% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages

More than three-quarters of surveyed hotels are experiencing a staffing shortage, and hotels are increasing pay, benefits, and perks to recruit and retain employees, according to a May survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

Thousands of Barcelona residents protest overtourism

Thousands of Barcelona residents have taken to the streets to protest overtourism.

Greece proposes cruise restrictions for Santorini and Mykonos

Another booming destination is talking openly about creating new restrictions for cruise ships. This time, it's Greece. Saying both Santorini and Mykonos are stressed by tourism, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he wants to restrict cruise ship berths or create a bidding process for ships to call at its popular islands, according to a Bloomberg report.

Belize tourism board launches no barriers reef project

he Belize Tourism Board announces the launch of “No Barriers Reef,” a pioneering initiative designed to make the breathtaking natural wonders of Belize accessible to every Belizean.

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Locals in Málaga protest tourism amid rising rents and gentrification

Marching under the slogan ‘Málaga for living, not surviving’, last weekend 15,000 people took to the streets to demand affordable housing and protest mass-tourism in the Costa del Sol city.