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The Spanish islands have banned the sale of alcohol at night

The government of the Spanish Balearic Islands announced a ban on the sale of alcohol from 21:00 to 08:00 in order to combat overtourism.

The law prohibits the night-time sale of alcohol in Llucmajor, Palma and Calvia in Mallorca and San Antonio in Ibiza. The law only applies to shops, not bars, restaurants and clubs. However, the new decree also bans the public consumption of alcohol

Nepal limits climbing to Everest

The Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the government to limit the number of climbing permits on Everest and other peaks.

The country is home to eight of the world's ten highest peaks, and hundreds come here every spring during the peak climbing season climbers.

Nepal currently issues permits to anyone who applies to climb Everest for a fee of US$11,000.

Last year the country

View of Mount Fuji to be closed due to too many tourists
29.04.2024 JapanRules and laws

Japanese authorities, tired of the destructive behavior of foreign tourists with bad behavior at a popular photo spot overlooking Mt. Fuji are taking action. They plan to install a massive barrier to block views to prevent crowds from gathering in the area. The barrier will be a 2.5 meter (8 ft) high net stretching 20 meters along the length of the cricket field. Construction is expected to

Lisbon to double tourism taxes

Lisbon City Council has approved an increase in tourist taxes on overnight stays and taxes on arrivals by sea, which will come into force 30 days after a period of public consultation.

Following the introduction of tourist taxes for arrivals by sea in earlier this month, the council proposed increasing them to improve the quality of tourism in the city through projects to clean up the

Lake Como introduces fees for day trips

Lake Como plans to introduce a fee for day trips as the area is overcrowded with tourists.

According to, the lake receives about 1.4 million visitors a year.

Last summer, Villa del Balbianello, a lakeside villa that appeared in the James Bond films and Star Wars, was forced to limit daily admission from 2,000 to 1,200 people to protect the historic house and the

Venice introduces fees for day trips to combat overtourism

Starting this week, Venice will introduce an innovative initiative: charging an entrance fee to day tourists, the first of its kind kind in the world. The measure aims to address problems associated with mass tourism, which floods the city and puts a strain on its infrastructure. By introducing an entrance fee, Venice hopes to ease the pressure and preserve its unique heritage and environment for

Himachal Pradesh court sets age limit for adventure sports

In a recent update, the State High Court of Himachal Pradesh issued a directive to the Deputy Commissioner of Kullu District asking him to fix the upper age limit for those involved in adventure sports such as kayaking and rafting in the region.

Additionally, the bench comprising Justice Ramachandra Rao and Jyotsna Rewal Dua spoke about the importance of the requirement for senior citizens

Amsterdam bans new hotel construction to combat overtourism

Dutch Amsterdam will no longer allow the construction of new hotel buildings as part of the fight against mass tourism, the local government said in Wednesday, April 17.

“We want to make and keep the city livable for residents and visitors. This means: no overtourism, no new hotels and no more than 20 million tourist hotel nights per year,” the statement said.

A new hotel in

Venice will fine day-trippers who evade tolls

Travelers who have not paid the environmental fee for entry into Venice in the amount of 5 euros face fines of 60 euros to €310.

Last December, Venice authorities announced they would introduce fees for day trips from April 25 after the city narrowly avoided being included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in Danger -due to overtourism and pollution.

During a press briefing,

French police detain migrants who stopped near the famous Paris City Hall on the eve of the Olympic Games

Paris police remove and relocate migrants with families and small children living near the famous Paris City Hall ahead of the Olympic Games. Suddenly, the French police suddenly began detaining about 50 people, mostly women and children (from 3 months to 10 years). The migrants slept soundly in the square on plastic sheets tucked under blankets.

All the migrants were put on a bus

China reopens access to Everest to foreigners

For the first time since the pandemic, China allowed foreign climbers to climb Everest via Tibet.

Adrian Ballinger, who has summited Everest eight times, is one of the Western guides who favors the Tibetan route to the top of the world's tallest mountain (from the north) rather than the more famous Nepal route (from the south). This year he will lead a group of climbers through his company

Hong Kong travel warning issued for tourists

Hong Kong implemented the controversial Article 23: National Security Protection Ordinance, which led the UK, Australia and Taiwan to issue special travel warnings administrative region.

The law targets crimes such as treason, sedition, illegal disclosure of state secrets and external interference jeopardizing national security. It was proposed in 2003 and shelved due to widespread protests.

New beach rules remove sun loungers in Greece

Greece is introducing stricter rules for all its beaches in an attempt to combat overcrowding.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis , Greece's prime minister, announced in a recent TikTok video that the country will be limiting the number of sun loungers allowed on its shoreline.

Seventy percent of every Greek beach must now be free of sun loungers. On protected beaches this number increases

Fee for visiting the Galapagos Islands has increased

Tourists visiting the Galapagos Islands will be asked to pay double entry fees from this year amid concerns that rising visitor numbers are putting pressure on the environmentally sensitive region.

Tourism Ministry Ecuador announced new tariffs that will come into force on August 1, 2024.

The entrance fee will increase from 100 up to $200 for citizens of almost all countries,

Canada's Rain Tax: What it means and why people don't like it

According to the latest data, Canada is ready to introduce the so-called “rain tax” starting next month. The move aims to address the problem of stormwater management in the Canadian city Toronto.

According to the City of Toronto's official website, the City is considering introducing this "rain tax" which is scheduled to be introduced in April.

The City of Toronto's official

Bhutan: Access to religious sites becomes easier thanks to Druk Naikor program

The Druk Naikor Program launched by the Department of Tourism Bhutan is a comprehensive initiative designed to provide tourists with an immersive experience at 108 carefully selected sites and monuments all over Bhutan. These locations were chosen to highlight the deep history, vibrant culture and deep spirituality that characterize the country.

The program is designed for travelers of

Ramadan rule in Saudi Arabia: repeated umrah is prohibited

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly announced restrictions on performing Umrah during Ramadan. The move is part of efforts to prevent overcrowding during the holy month.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah added that people will now be allowed to make only one Umrah pilgrimage during Ramadan to help manage the crowds at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest site of Islam.

The ministry's

Japan: 3 Newly Introduced Rules You Should Know About
18.03.2024 JapanRules and laws

Japan is one of the popular tourist destinations that you can visit this year. The country offers truly unique experiences and plenty of attractions for every traveler. Whether you're drawn to the tranquility of ancient temples or love the bustle of modern cities, Japan has everything to suit the needs of any traveler.

However, keep in mind that Japan has these rules, about you need to

Government restricts nightlife in Kenya

In Kenya strict new rules are being introduced for establishments such as bars, pubs, nightclubs, hotels and other alcohol establishments. These measures are aimed at reducing alcohol abuse.

The opening hours of establishments selling alcohol are strictly regulated: from 17.00 to 23.00 on weekdays and from 14.00 to 23.00 on weekends.

Kenya authorities have also taken a strong stance
Japan bans tourists from visiting Kyoto's geisha district

Gion, the geisha district in Kyoto, will be closed to tourists from April due to bad behavior of foreigners harassing geishas.

The area will no longer allow tourists to stroll its private alleys or visit many tea houses and restaurants, according to the South China Morning Post. These establishments and roads will be reserved for geisha, their clients and residents.

This is the