Month: July 2021

Democratic representative proposes days of tax on space tourism after first private flights

Days after Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos launched successful tourist flights to space, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) proposed a tax on private space travel. The Securing Carbon Emissions Protection Act (SPACE) would establish a new excise tax on commercial space…

Space tourism

From small to giant leaps – Manila Bulletin

What began over six decades ago as a battle between the United States and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for space hegemony has morphed into a “billionaire battle” over who would lead space tourism for the mass…

Q&A: COVID has cut mass tourism – and some cities want it to be

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, cities that typically received thousands of tourists a day got a taste of life without mass tourism – and some of them don’t want all of those people coming back. A gradual post-pandemic…

French natural parks warn of the “harmful effects” of mass tourism

Published on: 07/09/2021 – 08:23 Amid the uncertainties surrounding the evolution of Covid-19 and border restrictions, many French people are choosing to explore their own country instead of going abroad for summer vacation. The implications are not all positive. After…