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.

Overtourism in New Zealand
Overtourism in New Zealand

 

According to the Minister of Tourism of New Zealand, Kelvin Davis, this tax is intended to make the country benefit through tourism. Also that travelers contribute directly to the infrastructure they will use during their stay.

In this way they help protect the natural places they visit. The tax will be divided between conservation and tourism, with three areas of attention, conservation, infrastructure and systems.

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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.

Overtourism in Komodo - Indonesia

Komodo, the island where there are real dragonsThe governor of the region, Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat, wants to restrict or close the island to mass tourism. Waves of tourists have gone to see them. They have inspired horror movies. But this human-lizard relationship could be about to change.

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Over-Tourism in the Chinese Wall

Limit the number of visitors in the Chinese Wall

The Chinese Wall is the most visited attraction in China and since it was named as one of the New Wonders of the World, the number of people who visit it year after year has grown in popularity.

Over-Tourism in the Chinese Wall
Over-Tourism in the Chinese Wall

Due to the large increase of daily visitors in the Badaling section, close to the city of Beigin it has been decided to restrict visits.

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How Many People will Travel the World in 2019?

1.45 Billion People Travel the World in 2019

By 2019, the UNWTO expects that the growth of international tourists will be between 3% and 4%, compared to 2018: More in line with historical growth trends. The most visited countries in 2018 were France, Spain, the United States, Italy, China and Mexico.

Overall, the growth of 2018 was led by the growth of the Middle East (+ 10%). Africa (+ 7%). Asia-Pacific and Europe (both with 6% more). Arrivals in the Americas were below the world average (+ 3%). 

madrid Paris People will Travel the World in 2019

Travelers on the Rise Every Year

The number of international tourists in the world maintained its strong growth in 2018, with a rise of 6% to 1.4 billion people. Estimated the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The organization, whose study includes those international tourists who overnight in the site they visit, was pleased that the increase was located “clearly above the growth of 3.7% of the world economy.”

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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

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

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 possible threat to public order, morals or public decency. This is without necessity without the need for evidence of crime. This applies to vagabonds, but it also began to be applied to tourists within certain areas. Article 9 of the decree establishes a monetary penalty of 100 to 300 euros and an expulsion order from the place where the heho occurred and against any person. This expulsion can be for 48 hours and the recidivism reaches much higher penalties.

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