The notion of overtourism captures the situation when tourism has grown out of proportion, either in terms of societal implications or natural impacts. It is the situation when tourism is not improving the quality of life for inhabitants but rather decreasing it and also when tourists are experiencing deteriorating service and a widening gap between what they pay for and what they get … With the current global halt of tourism due to COVID-19 the attention of researchers, policymakers and tourism entrepreneurs has swiftly moved away from overtourism towards the state of no-tourism and further how to re-start tourism in post-covid times.
Today, with generous support from the Mava Foundation, Circle Economy announces the Circle City Scan Tool: a digital tool that supports cities and regions around the world in creating an action plan for the transition to the circular economy.
Until recently, the travel industry hadn’t done much about its reliance on single-use plastics. But that’s changing, with an increasing number of customers demanding (and getting) more sustainable amenities such as larger, refillable toiletry dispensers.