Following the success of our Zante: the unlikely family destination blog, we thought here at APS a new year would be a great chance to showcase three of the top unknown holiday destinations for teenage groups and family holidays alike! We’ll kick things off with our first instalment of our three part mini series, starting with Croatia! Read More
Here at Airport Parking Shop, we are interested in all things travel, so we were very keen to have a look over the travel and tourism statistics for 2016. We looked at the most visited cities in 2016, the economic impact of travel and tourism, travel trends and looked into what the future could hold for the industry. Enjoy!
You may think a negative tourism blog seems a bit odd coming from a travel based website, but we can’t always paint it in a “rainbows and sunshine” way.
We attended the World Travel Market in November 2016 and a recurring theme throughout the day was “Over Tourism”; the negative effects that travel has on certain beauty spots and even whole countries. This typically means that the ever-growing influx of tourism is causing havoc and angering the local residents of several cities. Examples of this can be seen in Venice where their beloved city hosts more tourists per day than the permanent residents, Amsterdam are cracking down on the activities tourists can do, and it’s even resulting in the closures of Thai islands, with Koh Tachai now permanently closed to tourists.
How has it come to this? How has the once biggest and fastest growing industry in the world turned ugly? We had a look into seven of the main ways tourism is having a negative impact around the world. Read More
We’ve all been there; the dreaded feeling that we’ve left something behind as soon as we sit on the plane, or have forgotten to prepare for, or book, a certain activity.
Fear not fellow travel friends, for we bring you the ultimate A-Z of travel essentials to ensure you’re covered for all eventualities! Read More