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New SMARTDEST publication: “Analysing the impact of short-term rentals”

New SMARTDEST publication: “Analysing the impact of short-term rentals” By Russo, A.P., Valente, R. (2023). Growth in the number of properties available for short term rent in European cities is having an impact on local residents. Read the new SMARTDEST Publication on EU Research: ‘Analysing the impact of short-term rentals’. By Russo, A.P., Valente, R. […]

New SMARTDEST publication: “A typology of tourism mobility apps”

New SMARTDEST publication:“A typology of tourism mobility apps” By Amit Birenboim, Yael Bulis and Itzhak Omer  (2023). Smartphones and mobile applications (apps) have become indispensable tools for travelers. Despite their pivotal role in the tourism industry and continuous advancements, our understanding of their usage and integration is limited. Adopting a bottom-up approach, we analyzed and […]

France lays out strategy to combat ‘overtourism’

France lays out strategy to combat ‘overtourism’ Faced with surging numbers of visitors to historic landmarks and natural treasures, France wants to put a lid on the tourist crowds that flood in each year — though officials recognise it won’t be easy. Unpacking France’s strategic approach to combat overtourism: A testament to the quest for […]

Which cities and countries are cracking down on Airbnb-style rentals?

Which cities and countries are cracking down on Airbnb-style rentals? Italy is considering new nationwide regulations while Penang in Malaysia recently introduced a ban. This Euronews article presents the policies that some countries are adopting on Airbnb-style rentals. Analysing the shifting tides of the shared economy: How are cities and countries like Italy, Malaysia, and […]

The Most ‘Over-Touristed’ Cities in Europe

The Most ‘Over-Touristed’ Cities in Europe Following the end of the COVID pandemic, small and large cities are suffering from the growing number of tourists and visitors. This article shows some interesting data about this phenomena. https://www.statista.com/chart/30115/annual-number-of-tourists-per-inhabitant/ Picture by Rachel Claire

NSW’s most popular holiday spots divided over limits on short-term holiday rentals

NSW’s most popular holiday spots divided over limits on short-term holiday rentals This article focus the attention on that not all councils agree on best way to tackle homelessness caused in part by popularity of short-term rentals such as Airbnb. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/22/nsws-most-popular-holiday-spots-divided-over-limits-on-short-term-holiday-rentals

Restrictions on tourists

Restrictions on tourists The autonomous region of Alto Adige, also known as Bolzano – South Tyrol, gateway to the Dolomite mountains in the north of Italy has capped visitor numbers in a bid to prevent overtourism. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/italy-tourist-restrictions-alto-adige/index.html