This article was in Condé Nast. What I like about it is that it lists the problem in each area covered, speaks to what that area is doing to tackle the problem, and also what visitors can do to minimize their impact and maximize their benefits to the community they visit. What I don’t like about this article is that it is rather shallow and superficial. Why I offer it is that I hope it can get us coming up with solutions that work for us – for here – for our home.
”Tourism can provide an incredible economic boost, sure, but it can also be harmful to the environment and put pressure on local populations. This isn’t new news: All you’ve got to do is pick up your phone and scroll through the headlines to see the ways in which overtourism, or the negative effects of too many tourists visiting somewhere at once, is playing out around the globe. Few places—whether they be cities, historical sites, national parks, or entire countries—are immune.
Not all hope is lost, though. Certain destinations have addressed the problem head on, and put into place laws that preserve the rights of locals while still accommodating thousands of annual visitors. Others have gotten creative with redirecting those very visitors, or simply added restrictions meant to curtail the number (and type) of travelers. With this in mind, here’s how several destinations around the world have proposed—or put into place—measures restricting tourists.”
To read the article, go here: www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-06-19/barcelona-bhutan-places-that-limit-tourist-