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How to avoid overtourism?

Nov 29, 2021




When we think about places like the Colosseum in Rome, or Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, we all know they’re going to be busy. When a place becomes famous among travellers, they tend to develop new facilities to welcome large numbers of people and the destination begins to change. The streets become crowded, souvenir shops appear, and you start to find many photos on Instagram. Problems start when the amount of visitors becomes way higher than the town or attraction can cope with. 

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It’s time more responsible tourism practices were employed to ensure the local population reaps the benefits from tourism. A drastic change in how successful tourism is measured is essential. Restricted access for giant cruise ships and strong marketing for alternative destinations. Restrictions and charges to popular areas would stem the spread of overtourism.