QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: With sustainability a key discussion topic, what global cities have the highest and lowest number of tourists per square mile in the world?

In our new weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily will be testing your knowledge and insight into the aviation and travel industry. This is all just for fun, but who knows? We may be able to find a prize somewhere around CAPA HQ. This week’s question is detailed below. The answers will be revealed and winners (if there are any correct entries) announced next week alongside our next question.


Sustainable tourism is nothing new and has been in the minds of destinations for decades. It would appear that perhaps many have not really understood its importance and has seen the subject rise in importance to a situation today that overtourism is already a significant problem in some destinations, with others also close to that tipping point.

New insight from Columbus Direct has analysed the number of international visitors there are in some of the world’s most popular places to reveal the number of tourists you’re likely to encounter as you travel around some of the most popular destinations. The findings are rather interesting.

Our QUESTION OF THE WEEK is… According to the Columbus Direct research which destinations around the world have the highest and lowest number of tourists per square mile?

JOIN IN THE FUN:  Send your answers to: The Blue Swan Daily Content Team

We will not be revealing the answers at the same time next week as per usual. You will have to wait until 11-Nov-2019 when we will be setting another question.


Last week we asked… The expected consolidation of the European airline sector is being played out by big name collapses, but who could be next? Which airlines will face the toughest battles this winter and why?

We are keeping our word from last week and will not be commenting on the responses, except to note that there were a surprising number of airlines named by subscribers and readers as being among those that may struggle over the coming winter season in Europe. Two airlines in particular were named most regularly, with a third also securing a higher than average number of selections.

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