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Month: November 2017

How do we respond to #overtourism in Amsterdam?

How do we respond to #overtourism in Amsterdam?

In the news just this week Amsterdam is struggling to manage the large volume of tourists.  The city is home to 850,000 residents and last year hosted an estimated 18 million visitors. For any neighbourhood that’s a challenge with the city tightening up on hotels, AirBnB and new souvenir shops. The problem expected to get worse. Its almost like the campaign to get visitors to Amsterdam such as iamsterdam and Netherlands Tourism have been too successful. So, as visitors to…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wollongong

7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wollongong

Ok. I know what you’re thinking. Wollongong? Really? Well I’m here to tell you that Wollongong is all grown up and a little bit funky! 90 minutes south of Sydney it’s bound by mountains to the west, the sea to the east and the steel works to the south. We visited The Gong last year for a quick visit but before that it was decades ago and it was very much an industrial town centred on coal and the steel…

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