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Overtourism

Destinations introduce tourist tax in attempt to control swelling visitor numbers

Tourist destinations increasingly lack the infrastructure and resources to manage snowballing visitor numbers. While tourist taxes have provided some relief, the creation of a sustainable tourism market will require a more holistic approach

Machu Picchu is struggling under the weight of legend

Machu Picchu has become synonymous with travel to Peru, creating a double bind for the country’s tourism sector that’s hard to resolve

Amsterdam takes a stand against overtourism

The Netherlands tourist board has announced it’s adopting an approach of destination management over destination promotion as mass tourism threatens to overwhelm the city

Cities facing overtourism must tackle the issue with care

Although many places rely on tourism for their economic survival, some cities are finding that better management of tourist numbers is required to quell local disillusionment