We travel quite a lot, and we can say without blinking that it is one of the things that make us happier..., but recently we have often find ourselves disappointed by the amount of people and the impact masses have in the most known locations. 🅃🄾🅄🅁🄸🅂🄼 is good, is great. It is good for people who travel and people who is visited. It has brought wealth to forgotten rural communities, cushioned the blow of financial crashes, conserved critically endangered species and restored crumbling, historic cities. Tourism’s potential benefits are clear. However, the mistake is to think that it can only bring good.... 🄾🅅🄴🅁🅃🄾🅄🅁🄸🅂🄼
In short, overtourism occurs when there are too many visitors to a particular destination. “Too many” is a subjective term, of course, but it is defined in each destination by local residents, hosts, business owners and tourists. When rent prices push out local tenants to make way for holiday rentals, that is overtourism. When narrow roads become jammed with tourist vehicles, that is overtourism. When wildlife is scared away, when tourists cannot view landmarks because of the crowds, when fragile environments become degraded – these are all signs of overtourism.
And IG has its part of responsability on that (and US, of course) promoting single photogenic spots that become an item in the "every-traveller-checklist ". We will soon write an article about #overtourism in our blog. Meanwhile, we ALWAYS travel with local agencies that do good for the communities we visit, and try to give back as much as we can. Thanks @taranna_viajes, to be our host in #Egypt you made our trip.
PS. Photo taken in a no specific photogenic spot, just for the beauty of architecture, light and shadows.
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