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Overtourism is coming to a destination near you
« on: November 14, 2018, 02:36:20 PM »
Overtourism is putting immense pressure on destinations around the world. From Bali to Phuket and from Venice to New Orleans and Ibiza, popular places are creaking under the weight of millions of visitors. 28 million people visited Venice last year, swamping (excuse the pun) the local population of 55,000.

Venice has for years considered limiting the those who enter the city and recently set a cap on the number of cars allowed in and provides ‘tourist only’ routes for accessing the most popular destinations.

15,000 people call the Greek island of Santorini home. Last year they ‘welcomed’ 2 million visitors. The mayor recently announced that only 8,000 can visit each day in an attempt to help retain its uniqueness.

In Bali, the government is trying to take back control of an out of control industry that is threatening to destroy the very island that has made it what it is. One estimate has it that 300 tonnes of waste enters the waters around the island every single day. Little wonder then that attempts to reclaim land for yet another mega project in the island’s Benoa Bay were met with fierce resistance from locals.

Source: https://brandconsultantasia.com/2018/04/26/overtourism-is-coming-to-a-destination-near-you/
Sabiha Matin Bipasha

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Re: Overtourism is coming to a destination near you
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 12:11:52 PM »
Thanks for sharing
Dewan G. Y. Showrav
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