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The Global Tourism Backlash
By: Richard Florida at City Lab   Published: 07/Aug/2018
Article URL: www.citylab.com »
Tags: Tourism

A surge in tourism has led to a backlash in cities where residents feel overrun. How can these cities use tourism to their benefit?

Podcast Episodes (3 / 12)

Finding Solutions for the Overtourism Dilemma
By: Skift   Released: 29/Nov/2017
Episode URL: soundcloud.com »
Tags: Tourism

On this episode of the Skift podcast, we're tackling the issue of overtourism with some ideas for addressing the problem. Our guest is Megan Epler Wood, director of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her latest book, Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet, was released earlier this year. She spoke with Skift tourism experts Andrew Sheivachman and Dan Peltier and news editor Hannah Sampson.

How New York City Tourism Changes the City
By: Skift   Released: 22/Feb/2017
Episode URL: soundcloud.com »

On this episode of the Skift Podcast, we're talking about tourism growth in New York City, the role of gentrification, the new ways that visitors are experiencing the city, and what kind of growth is sustainable. Our guest is Skift reporter Andrew Sheivachman, who reported an in-depth piece on the city's tourism landscape, and we're also hearing from interviews he did with several industry leaders.

What Airbnb and Hotels Should Learn from Each Other
By: Skift   Released: 02/Nov/2016
Episode URL: soundcloud.com »
Tags: Tourism

On this episode of the Skift podcast, we're talking about the conflict between Airbnb and hotels — and how some of them are actually learning from each other. In the Skift Take Studio backstage at the Skift Global Forum, we spoke to Amar Lalvani, managing partner of Standard Hotels parent company Standard International, and and Liz Lambert, chief creative officer at Bunkhouse Group. We had a separate conversation with Airbnb’s Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy, Chip Conley. Lalvani and Lambert spoke to contributing writer Jeremy Kressman, and Conley spoke to podcast host Hannah Sampson. Skift editor Deanna Ting also joins Sampson to add some insight into the conversations. This is one of several conversations we’re bringing you from backstage at the Skift Global Forum. The Skift Take Studio Series is presented by Mastercard, a payments technology company that is enabling loyalty, security and data solutions for the global travel industry.

Tourism Podcast Episodes (12)