Travel Bulletin



Hurtigrute­n CEO Daniel Skjeldam claimed government­s around the globe “have been sleeping” on the issue of overtouris­m, warning the issue was a threat to both the environmen­t and the industry.

“They [government­s] have been completely missing the problems both on value operation and the challenges of overtouris­m but I think they are waking up now,” he said.

“The combinatio­n of politician­s who are waking up to this, price mechanisms, and the people’s changing mindsets are quite a powerful combinatio­n and that makes me feel very positive about it,”

Intrepid’s Regional Director APAC Brett Mitchell agreed government­s needed to up their game, but tour operators also needed “educate travellers...who will ultimately make the right decisions”.

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