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Friday, 13 April 2018

Tourist hotspots (including Corfu) "fight deluge"; Residents outnumbered by tourist beds

Tourist hotspots fight Airbnb deluge, The Times

"The activists from Dubrovnik, Rhodes, Santorini, Corfu, Paphos in Cyprus and Venice claim that cruise ships and the huge rise in Airbnb lettings are pushing up rents, forcing out local people and killing off the communities in their towns and cities. “We are victims of our own success,” Marco Gasparinetti, the Venetian activist who organised the meeting, said. “We are losing residents and our heritage is vanishing — the very things people come to see.”

Tourist hotspot taskforces meet in Venice to tackle overcrowding, The

Tactics for coping with the impact of mass tourism on local populations. 'Locals first' policies?

"Another meeting between the six Mediterranean tourist hotspots has already been planned for October in Corfu, with the stated aim of "formalizing the network and the shared values we aim to defend and represent."

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