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The End of Mass Tourism

The economies that gave us the motel, the camp ground, and the annual summer holiday are fading as new barriers to tourism emerge. Along with the usual asks for car rentals and hotel bookings, the European budget airline Ryanair now offers customers the option to pay for a carbon offset…
bubmag
December 9, 2021
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