Venice is a dream destination for many tourists — but its residents are being squeezed out by rising prices. Now local activists are determined to limit the damage done by AirBnB and offer sustainable alternatives.
At the ITB travel trade show in Berlin "overtourism" is hotly debated. Majorca, Venice and Berlin — they all suffer from the excesses of tourism, even though tourists are an important economic factor.
Homesharing giant Airbnb announced that it will automatically cap rentals in central Paris to 120 nights a year, bringing it in line with the French capital's legal limit.
Around 30 million tourists flocked to the Catalan capital in 2016 - a major economic boon for the city. However, the downside of the tourist influx is catching up with the locals. Santiago Sáez reports from Barcelona.
Barcelona city hall announced it would fine home rental websites Airbnb and rival HomeAway 600,000 euros ($635,000) each for advertising lodgings without a permit to host tourists.
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