What We’re Reading About … Paris Bus Tours, Everest Permits & More
A curated weekly list of great reads that recently caught our attention.
Destination tourism management was in the news this week, with several hotspot locations considering shuttering their doors—or at least drastically limiting—travelers. After rampant overcrowding on Mt. Everest, The New York Times reports limiting the number of climbing permits to mountaineers wishing to tackle the world’s highest peak—to avoid the conga-line congestion spotted on the Hillary Step last May.
Likewise, National Public Radio reported on a cleanup operation on the Philippine island of Boracay that stalled visitors and is placing hardship on those who rely on tourism for income … Read More at NPR
Partly due to congestion, and partly citing environmental transportation, Paris’ deputy mayor is proposing legislation to ban tourist buses from the city center—a move that would drastically impact hop-on hop-off tour operators … Read More at Lonely Planet
And members of Team Arival experienced very strong F.O.M.O. when we read about the handful of tour operators planning trips around specific natural and astrological events. Namely, we were most jealous about missing the full total eclipse viewed in Elqui Valley in Chile, organized by Upscape Travel … Read More at Barrons
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