Can the New Venice Tourist Tax Combat Overtourism?

Can the New Venice Tourist Tax Combat Overtourism?

At the end of 2018 the Venice city council announced that it would be introducing a new entry fee, a tax on every tourist entering the city. This is partly a response to overtourism, and partly a way of bringing in much needed revenue. But what precisely is the...
Virtual Reality and Travel: The Future of Tourism?

Virtual Reality and Travel: The Future of Tourism?

Many of us now use digital platforms to research and plan our holidays. Research in the US shows that 71% of travellers use the Internet for planning and 83% make online bookings. There is a similar trend worldwide, and the figures are increasing all the time. So it...
Why We Need to Rethink the Way We Travel

Why We Need to Rethink the Way We Travel

Regular readers of this blog will know that I normally write about specific destinations rather than about the travel industry itself. However I’ve read two articles recently that have got me thinking about the future of tourism. It seems to me that we’re going to...