According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.
The number of hotel rooms in Reykjavík is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next two to four years.
The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd, has demanded that work on a new Fosshotel, just north of lake Mývatn, be halted.
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
At 2 am this morning, police were notified about a missing 12-year-old boy at a hotel on Laugavegur.
Eight people who held cleaning jobs at apartments rented out by a hotel were fired after insisting that they get their own restroom facilities.
Police are investigating the case of a woman who appears to have been the victim of human trafficking at Adam Hotel in Reykjavík.
There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay.
The editors of Condé Nast Traveller have listed Hótel Búðir, Snæfellsnes, West Iceland, among their favorite hotels in the world.
A veteran of 50 years in hotel management worries about the lack of policy and thought in the tourism industry in Iceland.
A union leader in Akureyri, North Iceland, claims that last summer, dozens of cases came to his attention involving employees in the tourism industry being underpaid.