Celebrating #WTD2019 With a Few Thoughts on the Future of Jobs in Tourism

Every 27th of September we celebrate World Tourism Day. This celebration, led by UNWTO, aims to foster awareness among the global community on tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value and the contribution the sector can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. In line with UNWTO’s overarching focus on skills, education and jobs throughout the year, […]

The Most and the Least Welcomed Tourists in Europe

Findings of a global survey released by the opinion research institute YouGov which interviewed over 29.000 adults from 26 countries, confirmed that Japanese holidaymakers are the most welcomed tourists in Europe. When asked which holidaymakers are perceived most positively, 26 % of the Finns and 18 % of the French named the Japanese. The situation is […]

Airbnb Has Surpassed 7 Million Listings

For the first time, Airbnb has surpassed 7 million listings in over 100,000 cities, establishing itself as the leading platform with the largest number of accommodations in the world, way ahead of Booking.com (5.7 million) and Vrbo (2 million). In 2019, nearly 1,000 cities have more than 1.000 Airbnb listings, while back in 2011 only […]

Tourism in Iceland Experiences a Slowdown

Iceland has been the poster child for the positive and negative effects of the overtourism phenomenon. Tourism in Iceland began to grow following the April 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in the country’s south that acted as a global billboard for Iceland’s natural beauty. At the time, Iceland was trying to recover after a brutal financial […]

New Zealand Further Supports Responsible Camping

Last summer, Tourism New Zealand launched a campaign that aimed to educate visitors on responsible camping. After attracting almost two million people and reducing complaints to councils about camping, it was rated as highly successful. Therefore, the Government decided to further support this campaign and assigned $300k from the Government’s $8 million responsible camping funding to […]