Monday, 4 December 2017
OLDER CITIES OVERCOME BY EXCESSIVE TOURISM?
Many older cities, such as Venice, Barcelona, Berlin, and Amsterdam, are suffering from excessive tourism, with overcrowding at the top sites and attractions. Some are promoting tourism outside mainstream areas, either inside or outside the boundaries of the core city, in an attempt to distribute visitors and their wealth more evenly.
Indeed, in Amsterdam the discussion about overcrowding due to growing numbers of tourists has been swelling for a number of years.
When commuters, day trippers and Dutch locals are included, the city welcomed 18,3 million visitors as much as the total Dutch population !