Global tourism is destroying the environment and cultural identities - and doesn’t make good business sense. Anna Pollock argues that destinations should be protected and celebrated
It probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise that tourists are amongst the most reviled subgroups of human beings. Butchering languages, crowding up local spots, snapping photos without permission and dropping a few offensive comments along the way, f…
“Happy” is everywhere. You cannot escape it, you cannot out-run it, you cannot stop hearing it everywhere, you cannot wish it away.
A major Netherlands company that handled the travel of 44,430 persons to and from Cuba will pay $5.9 million to the U.S.
http://peoplemov.in/ shows the flows of migrants as of 2010 through the use of open data (see Data Sources). The data are presented as a slopegraph that shows the connections between countries. The chart is split in two columns, the emigration countries on the left and the destination countries on the right. The thickness of the lines connecting the countries represents the amount of immigrated people.
http://peoplemov.in/ / What about Tourism?
There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. However, when we look at activity logs, whether they be our own, from our friends, or from a public timeline, the activities only appear individually.
Not only is it fun to see, but it can be useful to the data collectors to plan future workouts or even city planners who make sure citizens have proper bike lanes and running paths.
Dr Ian Yeoman is a specialist travel and tourism futurologist who believes in Star Trek, is an eternal optimist, crazy about Sunderland AFC and enjoys cookin…
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” Her documentary film “农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness” explores the impact of tourism in China, from the perspective of residents of two rural villages where urbanites go to seek a “country” experience. The film, which won …
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As the definition of clean tech expands, more investors are backing companies with environmental innovations.
How Asian tourist hubs are chasing the Chinese tourist dollar as the Year of the Horse gallops closer
Scientists have derived a series of mathematical formulas that describe how cities’ properties vary in relation to their population size, and then posits a novel unified, quantitative framework for understanding how cities function and grow. The resulting theoretical framework predicts very closely dozens of statistical relationships observed in thousands of real cities around the world for which reliable data are available.
Cities are also massive social networks, made not so much of people but more precisely of their contacts and interactions. These social interactions happen, in turn, inside other networks — social, spatial, and infrastructural — which together allow people, things, and information to meet across urban space.
Rome2Rio, like many other companies, has identified new regions where it wants to improve its service… but the trigger has come from an unusual source.
“That’s not surprising; regions with developed transport infrastructure are also more likely to be visited and photographed. We have also focused on improving our coverage in popular tourist areas.” - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/rome2rio-photo-heat-maps#sthash.qDsAaN8x.Ssi0NMDo.dpuf
Google Maps’ Panoramio ‘heat map’ of the world allows people to see the most photographed travel destinations.
It’s time for America to start welcoming visitors to U.S. shores again—without all the Byzantine visa requirements
Stratford-upon-Avon is expecting a tourism onslaught as it prepares for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday celebrations next year.
Thirty miles away in Nuneaton, fans of the Victorian novel-writing heavyweight George Eliot are struggling to draw the crowds. Why do some writers succeed on the tourism trail while others are left on the wayside?