Santorini island in Greece halved the maximum number of tourists from cruise boats: from 16.000 to 8.000. Hugh! Starting from September, Venice is ready to charge for a 6 Euro ticket. All the big towns from Amsterdam to Tokyo, are trying to manage with rules and red tapes the over-tourism wizard.
Traveling. Yes by all means. However, without going all in the same place and at the same time. Hover wise, our poor guest will be in a Post Office scenario rather than to be in a walking tour.
Overtourism is “a phenomenon where tourists – with a non-sustainable approach – invade a tourist location”. The wording has been inspired by “Overbooking” and coined by Rafat Ali founder of a consulting firm in the tourism sector. Two data are more than self-explanatory. In 1950, 25 Million people made one foreign travel tour. Today the “happy few” are 1 Billion and 300 Million! How to manage this incredible Tsunami? Smart booking for the museums, alternative itineraries, controlled access, and counter-season. Amalfi coast manages overtourism by cars with uneven and even plats for weekends, 4 hours is the maximum time tourists could stay in Machu Picchu, Easter Island in Papua New Guiney, reduce the visa validity from 90 to 30 days.
Most likely, we should consider, the Italian natural heritage more like oxygen to manage, rather than oil to exploit.
All the above is more than a good reason to join WalkItaly Tours experiences. We are far (very) from Over tourism paths We take you off the beaten tracks.
By the way, are you interested for the October tours in South Tuscany? Few places are still available. Look at the blog for the dates. October will be in the middle of the olive harvest seasons and leafage! Superb.
Are you curious? Contact us by using this form. No payments need at this stage. We will get back to you as soon as the minimum number of participants has been reached.
Best from Roberto