Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

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Tourists in Amsterdam. Contrary to recent media reports, the Netherlands has not enacted any new policy initiatives regarding tourism promotion. _dchris / Flickr

Skift Take: Forget the flashy headlines; destinations need time to respond effectively to overtourism with the cultural fabric of popular locations at stake. The intelligent move is to thoughtfully adjust policies to limit the negative impact of tourism.

— Andrew Sheivachman

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Cape Town Hopes Muslim Travelers Can Stave Off Winter Woes

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Mosque Dargan Kramat on Signal Hill. Tourism bosses in South Africa’s Western Cape region are hoping that growth in the Muslim travel market can bolster the winter market doldrums. Craig Howes / Cape Town Tourism

Skift Take: Touting the city’s attractiveness for Muslim travelers — particularly in markets that are already strong drivers of tourism — is a savvy move by tourism authorities and operators in Cape Town.

— Richard Holmes

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Why U.S. Tourism Marketing Is Political and 7 Other Tourism Trends This Week

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A promotional of Panama City Beach in the Florida Panhandle. Florida’s tourism board, Visit Florida, is facing questions over future funding. Visit Panama City

Skift Take: This week in tourism, U.S. officials are increasingly skeptical of government-funded tourism bureaus and Peak DMC discusses the challenges of working in a sector with few women. Plus, we delve into some key tips for responsible travel.

— Isaac Carey

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