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Making sustainable tourism work

In the face of an overtourism crisis, a growing number of industry players are becoming more attuned to manage tourism in a responsible manner. But it’s not just about the environment, as the human side of the equation should not be neglected.

JNTO and SIA ink tourism promotion pact as Japan sprints towards...

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and Singapore Airlines (SIA) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to further promote travel and tourism to Japan...

A balancing act

Although overcrowding at popular tourist sites is not yet causing major problems for some tourism players, it is not too early to start dispersing traffic to lesser visited areas.

New solutions needed to tackle ‘invisible burden’ of tourism

There are hidden costs in tourism that urgently need to be addressed with new solutions, according to a newly released report, which also named...

Less growth, more equity

No stranger to this post, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports Weerasak Kowsurat tells why the country’s tourism sector needs to stop its addiction to increasing visitor arrivals but instead place serious emphasis on achieving equity for all stakeholders

Collaboration key to tourism dispersal goals

With destinations around the world grappling with overtourism and undertourism, speakers at the recently-concluded PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2018 in Khon Kaen believe that...

UNWTO releases report to help cities manage tourism growth

UNWTO has launched a report that aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents during the recent 7th...

Growth isn’t the enemy as Asia’s tourism hotspots hit breaking point

As overtourism becomes a growing challenge in Asia’s tourist hotspots, industry stakeholders are calling attention to the importance of tourism management. “While it’s right to...

Responsible Travel launches documentary as overtourism hits critical point

At the start of another tense summer between local people and holidaymakers, and weeks after The Wall Street Journal described tourism as "generating a...

The pressure is on

After years of pursuing growth by the numbers, the global travel industry is finally getting a grip of the problems that mass tourism brings. Industry leaders tell Xinyi Liang-Pholsena why the sector needs to act now

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