Interesting Articles - July 2019

EUROPE

H igh and dry : A lpine resorts grapple with climate change The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. With global warming widely expected to slash snowfall, the Swiss tourism industry is looking for ways to preserve a lucrative business brutally exposed to the weather. Read more S pain ’ s foreign tourism expected to follow the slowdown trend The business lobby, EXCELTUR, ensures that this summer the slowdown trend in Spain’s foreign tourism will continue, reaching influx levels similar to those of the summer of 2018. Read more EU consumer rules : A irbnb cooperates with E uropean C ommission and EU consumer authorities improving the way it presents offers

as a result of negotiations with Airbnb, the platform has improved and fully clarified the way it presents accommodation offers to consumers, which is now in line with the standards set in EU consumer law. Read more D o the N etherlands really want fewer tourists ? D epends on who you ask Amsterdam has undoubtedly become one of the world’s hotspots when it comes to the list of destinations associated with overtourism. But at the same time government plans were leaked that would allow for an increase in flights through the city’s hub, Schiphol. This perfectly illustrates the competing and overlapping aims of a tourist economy. Read more I nternational shoppers overlook mainland E urope in favour of UK The UK was the European destination of choice for international shoppers in June, with retailers experiencing an impressive 13% spike in sales to non-EU shoppers. The UK was leagues ahead of its European neigh- bours. Read more

The European Commission announced that,

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