Several local authorities, concerned about the influx of tourists, have taken their own steps. The upmarket resort of Knokke-Heist has banned daytrippers for the duration of the ongoing heatwave, while Blankenberge introduced a one-day ban on Sunday, following the brawl. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Belgium beach brawl prompts call to limit visitors
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The joy of seeing Sydney on film is a taste I’ve acquired over time. Growing up, I consumed a diet of mostly US content, where teen dramas were set in palm tree-fringed high schools that looked nothing like the place I trotted off to every morning. If I did watch something locally made, it was mostly filmed either on Ramsay Street, the sets of Australian Idol, or a lighthouse in Victoria where strange things happened. I lived somewhere that never got the silver screen treatment and (as I’m sure many Australians who live outside inner-city Sydney or Melbourne do) felt perpetually unseen. … [Read more...] about There’s a real joy in seeing your city on screen
There could be hundreds of undetected coronavirus cases lurking near Sydney after sewage testing showed significant traces of COVID-19 (A healthcare worker wearing a face shield and protective clothing tests a man for COVID-19 at a pop-up testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay) … [Read more...] about Fears of coronavirus explosion in regional NSW city after sewage testing detected huge traces of COVID-19
One person tweeted a photo of a packed restaurant and wrote: 'You allow this restaurant to open a couple of feet away from Montrose Beach, but not the giant beachfront right past it. Shut the f**k up.' … [Read more...] about ‘It’s called a pandemic, people!’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot calls out ‘reckless’ crowds packed into a park over the weekend as she threatens to shut down the city’s lakefront
As an international industry, tourism means nothing less than the aggregate of activities that range from building airline engines at Rolls-Royce’s plant in Derbyshire to pulling pints in the Irish pub in Montego Bay. From this global perspective, it cannot easily be planned or controlled. Its natural bosses are municipal, provincial and national governments, and it is to these institutions that responsibility for reform now falls. Some have already begun. The council in Barcelona, for example, reclaimed parts of town that had been lost to holiday lets; the governor of East Nusa Tenggara tried to price the Komodo Dragon out of danger. Such instincts to tame tourism’s excesses through taxes and pricing need to be adopted everywhere. Tourism isn’t the right that many holidaymakers, whatever their budgets, seem to think it is. It’s a luxury that needs to pay its way. … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?