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Mass Tourism

A year on, Thailand strives to elevate Covid-hit tourism industry

More than a year and a half since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Thailand's tourism industry is now struggling to survive and trying to shift from mass tourism to attracting more quality visitors. Topics Coronavirus | Thailand | Thailand Airport IANS  |  Bangkok  Last Updated at August 23, 2021 09:59 IST More than a…
bubmag
August 23, 2021
Mass Tourism

How Taboos Can Help Protect the Oceans

In 1777—after whipping local people for trivial offenses, spreading venereal disease, and clumsily avoiding a plot to kill him—the English explorer James Cook left the shores of Tonga laden with treasures. Not least among them was a word scrawled in his ship’s logbook: tabu, which he defined as “a thing…
bubmag
May 26, 2021
Mass Tourism

It is time to end extractive tourism

As we draw closer to the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, many are hopeful that the vaccine roll-out will help us return to our pre-pandemic “normal”. For a certain privileged group of people, this would mean getting back the “freedom” to travel anywhere…
bubmag
February 18, 2021
Mass Tourism

EU reopens to outside visitors in bid to save tourism

The European Union has reopened its borders to visitors from 15 countries, but excluded the United States where deaths are rising again and a top health official warned the country was heading in the "wrong direction". The final list of nations safe enough to allow residents to enter the EU…
bubmag
July 1, 2020
Mass Tourism

Coronavirus: A fresh start for Amsterdam tourism?

The coronavirus has kept the tourists away from Amsterdam. Now that travel restrictions are being relaxed, tourism is to be revived, with more quality and sustainability — a concept that is causing controversy. In the months since the pandemic began, Amsterdam's red-light district has been like a ghost town. The…
bubmag
June 22, 2020