Overtourism Meets Climate Change and 16 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Andy Newman / Holland America Line

Passengers aboard Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam on July 29, 2007 in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The travel industry is confronting the growing issues of climate change and overtourism. Andy Newman / Holland America Line

Skift Take: This week in tourism, don’t miss our deep dive on the dangerous intersection of overtourism and climate change, and what the travel industry can do to pursue sustainability for both itself and the environment.

— Sarah Enelow-Snyder

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U.S. Job Growth in Travel for July Rises Despite Labor Shortages

Don Johnston / Grand Hotel

Shown here is the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. It’s one of several hotels across the country that hires seasonal workers for its peak season and is affected by the tighter labor market. Don Johnston / Grand Hotel

Skift Take: A strong job market means lots of consumers are spending on domestic travel. But rising wages and recently tightened rules on visas for seasonal workers are pressuring some sectors. We take a sector-by-sector look.

— Sean O’Neill

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