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Budapest takes measures to curb anti-social behaviour in its ‘Party district’

Authorities in Budapest have begun taking action to reduce anti-social behaviour in the city's 'party district' which has blighted the lives of many residents.

Empowering Sri Lankan women through a 300 km walking trail

The first of the Pekoe Trail’s 22 segments was opened in 2021, shining a light on life in Sri Lanka’s tea estates.

Going green: winemakers respond to market demand for sustainable products

The 2022 SWA Impact Report comes on the back of new survey data which finds that 67 per cent of Australians want to purchase only sustainably made wine and 56 per cent of global drinkers “only trust sustainable wine [from Australia] that is officially certified.

Lapland’s snow-less tourism to focus on midnight sun and autumn colors

Lapland aims to improve its summer tourism and increase the number of visitors and overnight stays during the non-snowy season.

‘Stop scapegoating the industry’: Airbnb, Stayz insist they’re not to blame for housing shortage

Short-term rental site Airbnb has proposed a spate of measures to tackle Australia’s rental crisis, but it could cost holiday-makers more.

How Barcelona lost its way

Politics has fostered a deep sense of malaise in a city that is one of the most visited in Europe. Street crime is rising and many businesses have left.

All Legoland Resorts in North America to Become Certified Autism Centers

Legoland California, Legoland Florida, and Legoland New York Resorts announced that all parks will become Certified Autism Centers (CAC) by spring 2023

The recovery-versus-overtourism paradox

Taking the stage at the opening general session of the International Inbound Travel Association's annual summit, held this week in San Diego, he pointed to stats showing that, although domestic leisure travel numbers often exceeded 2019, itself a record year, business and group travel are at 70% to 80% of where they were in 2019 and in many instances seem to be plateauing.

For countries in crisis, losing tourism can pile one disaster atop another

‘After the 2004 tsunami, I was invited by the national tourist board to visit Thailand: in areas severely affected by the disaster, local people told me they needed tourism to return as soon as possible’

Overtourism and the Sustainable Future of Hospitality in Greece

So-called “overtourism” in Greece and Cyprus has less to do with the destination’s desirability than with infrastructure and accessibility.

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