“Tourists can travel to the island and witness something undoubtedly unprecedented for themselves,” Spain’s tourism minister commented recently about the La Palma volcano eruption. Photo: EPA-EFE
“Tourists can travel to the island and witness something undoubtedly unprecedented for themselves,” Spain’s tourism minister commented recently about the La Palma volcano eruption. Photo: EPA-EFE
Tourism

Spain’s volcano tourist ‘attraction’ gaffe is far from the first time tourism boards have got it wrong – or worse, put people in harm’s way

  • Spain’s attempts to use the La Palma volcano to lure tourists upset many, with locals having lost homes and livelihoods in the eruption
  • Adverts tempting tourists to war-torn Syria in 2016 were greeted with widespread disbelief, while Taylor Swift welcoming people to New York ruffled feathers

“Tourists can travel to the island and witness something undoubtedly unprecedented for themselves,” Spain’s tourism minister commented recently about the La Palma volcano eruption. Photo: EPA-EFE
“Tourists can travel to the island and witness something undoubtedly unprecedented for themselves,” Spain’s tourism minister commented recently about the La Palma volcano eruption. Photo: EPA-EFE
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