Overtourism a blessing and curse for Taiwan’s outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Overtourism has put a strain on Taiwan’s outlying islands and placed local governments in a dilemma about how to strike a balance between tourism promotion and envir...

Sanitary conditions at Taiwan hiking trail addressed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chiayi Forest District Office has cleaned up the Mianyue Line (眠月線) on Alishan in Chiayi County and is installing large latrine pits at two spots where hikers like to ...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. ...

SKAL International Taipei hosts sustainable tourism forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SKAL International Taipei (台北順風社) President Hiro Liao (廖國宏) said during an interview on Thursday (Sept. 26) that he intends to upgrade Taiwan’s tourism through incre...

4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too cr...

How Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism

These days, in front of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, you'll see many baffled faces. Tourists tap nervously on their smartphones, look up briefly, then back to their screens again. They're look...

A dare: Skip the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome?

ROME (AP) — You can hardly see the treasures of Rome's top attractions these days amid the sweaty hordes and seas of selfie-sticks. Overtourism is real, there and elsewhere in Europe...

Global tourism predicted to slow after best year ever

LONDON (AP) — The travel and tourism sector is set for a modest slowdown in 2018 as a result of higher oil prices and airfares, a year after it experienced its best year on record, according to a lead...

How travelers can beat crowds and help reduce overtourism

Many popular destinations are grappling with overtourism. That's when a place gets more tourists than it can reasonably handle, resulting in crowds, long lines, disruptions of daily life for locals an...

Overtourism and safety cited in Fodor's where not to go list

As you contemplate all those "where to go in 2018" lists, here's a twist on the recommendations: where not to go in the new year. The no-go list is from Fodor's, the travel guidebook...

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hordes of tourists are derailing daily life in parts of historic Amsterdam. Visitors clog the city's narrow streets. Stores catering only to tourists edge out shops for locals. ...

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___ Republicans set stage for crucial tax overhaul votes WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping tax overhaul has cleared a procedural hurdle in the House. Lawmakers voted on ...

Managing overtourism an increasing feature of global travel

LONDON (AP) — Venice is planning to divert massive cruise liners. Barcelona has cracked down on apartment rentals. Both are at the forefront of efforts to get a grip on "overtourism,...

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. CLI...