Overtourism in New Zealand – New eTA Tax

Overtourism in New Zealand – New eTA Tax (IVL) The Government of New Zealand announced that from July 1, 2019 a tourist tax is charged between 25 to 35 local dollars (from 17.4 to 24.4 dollars or 15 to 21 euros). This is due to the over-tourism that affects New Zealand. The International Tax on Conservation and Tourism (IVL – International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy) has a cost of 35 New Zealand dollars.   According to the Minister of …

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Overtourism in Komodo – Indonesia

Concern for Overtourism in Komodo The regional authorities of Indonesia want to return the island of Komodo to the dragons. For this they seek to eliminate mass tourism and evict the inhabitants who have lived side by side with dragons for generations. Komodo dragons have captivated the world for decades. These giant lizards – the largest in the world, with sharp fangs and venomous bite – are endemic to only a small corner of the Earth, in eastern Indonesia. Komodo, the …

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New Zealand Volcano Eruption: 19 confirmed dead

New Zealand Volcano Eruption 12-23-2019 – death toll rises to 19  – Police said on Monday that another person died at an Auckland hospital overnight 9-12-2019 : Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says police doing ‘everything they can’: 5 confirmed dead, 20 missing The eruption of the Whakaari volcano left at least five dead and several missing in New Zealand. The country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, reported that it is estimated that about a hundred people were near the area when the …

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Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

Survive the Overturism in Venice Overtourism Venice is exceeded by tourists. They arrive by thousands every day and not everyone knows how to behave. If you travel to Venice we recommend you follow these tips to avoid inconveniences and enjoy that wonderful and historic city In April 2017, the Ministry of Interior of Italy put into effect a so-called “Daspo Urban” law. This law allows police forces to restrict access in certain areas of the localities to individuals considered a …

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How Many People will Travel the World?

How many People Travel the World?: USA 2020: Covid19 TSA checkpoint travel numbers 2020 and 2019 Comparison of the number of passengers according to TSA from 3/1/2020 to present day Predictions of the number of people traveling the world in 2020 are no longer valid due to the COVID19 pandemic – The table above shows the evolution of traffic in the United States (abrupt decline at the beginning of the year) from January 2020 to data from Set 2020 according …

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