Protect Wanaka

In 1905, the Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist Robert Koch wrote “The day will come when man will have to fight noise as inexorably as cholera and the plague.”   Koch was before his time...

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. Amsterdam has an international reputation as a...

Overtourism is defined as “the impact of tourism on a destination, or parts thereof, that excessively influences perceived quality of life of citizens and/or quality of visitors’ experiences in a negative...

98 tourist destinations have been identified in a global map of places suffering from overtourism. Two of New Zealand’s hottest tourist destinations have already made the map. As Stuff journalist Lorna...

In a paper published by the University of Hawaii (UH), researchers claim that tourism in Hawaii has hit a so-called “tipping point” of overtourism as increasing numbers of annual visitors are reportedly on the...

The issue of over-tourism is a challenge facing many places around the world with rising mobility and tourist flows. Globally, international tourist arrivals grew by 7% in 2017, amounting to 1,326...

Because it’s been only in the past decade that city residents and locals have been increasingly protesting the number of tourists visiting their cities. Travel and sustainability blogger Sophie looks at...

Turning Wanaka Airport into an international destination would “devastate” Wanaka, according to a visiting American airport builder. Jim Head has been laying down runways and taxiways in the United States for...

New Zealanders could become increasingly divided in their attitudes to the rising number of visitors, a tourism researcher is warning, unless action is taken to manage their impact. Professor Regina Scheyvens,...

Overtourism is now a serious issue in many parts of the world. A good visitor experience may not be a finite resource in the same way as oil, but many popular...