Too many people want to travel

Louvre staff walk out in Paris. Mount Everest under siege. The Roy’s Peak carpark spills onto the road to Glendhu Bay. Is this madness?

“This phenomenon is known as overtourism, and like breakfast margaritas on an all-inclusive cruise, it is suddenly everywhere. A confluence of macroeconomic factors and changing business trends have led more tourists crowding to popular destinations. That has led to environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals in many places. And it has cities around the world asking one question: Is there anything to be done about being too popular?”

Annie Lowrey, staff writer at The Atlantic considers the phenomenon of overtourism, and what this means for locals in tourist hotspots.

See the full article in The Atlantic.

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