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Iceland Considers New Tourist Tax Because of Overtourism Concerns

By Omar R. Valdimarsson, Bloomberg


Iceland is concerned about overcrowding at top attractions such as as Gulfoss, a giant waterfall that’s pictured here with tourists using a selfie stick. Skift

Skift Take: How do you balance sought-after revenue from tourists with the need to preserve natural resources and citizens’ sanity? Iceland is trying to figure that out and is mulling raising tourism taxes to keep some people away.

— Dan Peltier

One of the world’s hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become a little more expensive.

Overwhelmed by a record number of visitors in spite of its far-flung location, Iceland’s government is considering ways of raising …read more

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