Friday, July 12, 2019

Skagen is becoming a new Venezia

Tourism in Skagen, Denmark is being compared to Venice, Italy, but not in the good way. 
Overcrowded by Indifferent tourists flood this northern tip of Denmark. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

When in Rome... a VLOG style 3min. short film about the challenges of tourism

When in Rome... is a 3min short film that points out some of the challenges of modern tourism using Copenhagen as example.
When in Rome... is an entry into the Australian "My Røde Reel 2019" short film competition, where you can see the full 3 min short film plus a 1 min. Behind The Scenes extra.

If you like it, you can give it a vote for the peoples choice award:

It is also available directly on youtube: Copenhagen Turism "When in Rome..."

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tourism in Inner Copenhagen is Unbearable

I experience an increasing number of tourist in inner Copenhagen where I live. Disturbingly so.

Shops I like and use disappears in favour of shops that cater to more profitable tourist services.
To make matters worse, politicians have recently begun moving large parts of the state administration out in the provinces in order to bring life into areas of Denmark that suffers from depopulation. While nice in theory, the effect is unfortunate for the city dynamics as it loses the normal working people with normal needs that is satisfied by normal shops and services. It vacates attractively located buildings that becomes targets for... Hotels!

Instead of moving the people with "legitimate" errands, I suggest we move tourist attractions to the depopulated areas that feels they would benefit from uncommitted visitors to bring life to their community.
The Little Mermaid is an insignificant sculpture with little or no meaning to the locals, yet requires quite a bit of infrastructure to accommodate the alarming number of tourists that wants to see it during the season. A quick look at Apple maps shows 14 full size busses on a random moment in time:
Copenhageners survived without much fuss when the statue was sent to Shanghai in 2010, and I doubt many will miss it if it moves to a provincial depopulated Danish harbour city in need of a tourist injection.

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