Top 7 Destinations suffering from Over-tourism in 2022! Rich

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Hello!!! Welcome to Get Immunified. I have worked with some Travel Associations, and I’ll love to quickly some of your travel questions by providing you Top 7 Destinations suffering from Over-tourism.

Attending to your queries, I’ll show you;

  • How the Government are addressing the problem, and
  • What Fellow Travelers can do to help this Situation.

#1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

These guys really need to take a break from Tourism! Most of this Surge of visitors are Fans of the legendary “Game of Thrones” and an influx of cruise ships.

How is the Government addressing it?

About 2 Years ago, The Dubrovnik city mayor Mato Frankovic declared that the city would only accept two cruise ships and limited the number of passengers to 5,000.

How can Travelers help?

I’ll advise fellow travellers to visit Dubrovnik Off the Peak summer seasons, like the shoulder seasons of May and June or September to October and also look out for less crowded places like Zadar.

#2. Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the reasons for over-tourism in this area was that travellers were allowed to climb and crawl all over the Ancient Incan Ruins.

How is the Government addressing it?

The Peruvian Government announced a five-year $43.7 million plan to preserve the ruins and limited tickets to 5,600 per day.

How can Travelers help?

Please, Travelers should try as much as possible to stick to the trails and never climb the ancient ruins. Try visiting areas like Cusco and the Sacred Valley.

#3. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam has suffered this because of famous places like the Museum Quarter and Red Light District.

How is the Government addressing it?

Currently, They have banned new tourist shops from opening in the city centre, limited Airbnb rentals, and banned beer bikes.

How can Travelers help?

Travellers can look out for less-visited destinations on the iamsterdam website.

#4. Barcelona, Spain

Do you know that Barcelona used to have a year-round population of under two million but sees nearly 31 million tourists yearly? That’s High! This is because Barcelona has the largest port in the Mediterranean.

How is the Government addressing it?

The Current Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, addressed this by capping cruise ships, limiting airport expansions and banning large coach buses in the city centre.

How can Travelers help?

Yes! Everyone wants to visit the famous La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, but we can try to see them during off-peak seasons.

#5. Iceland

Breathtaking Places like the Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Blue Lagoon made Iceland suffer from Over-tourism.

How is the Government addressing it?

The Government is currently using New Airbnb regulations to control the influx of tourists.

How can Travelers help?

Travellers can also visit stunning and unique places like Stykkishólmur and Breidafjordur Bay.

#6. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The Angkor Wat Temple major caused the over-tourism issue in Cambodia. 

How is the Government addressing it?

Currently, the number of visitors allowed to the Central tower at Angkor wat is only 100 at a time.

How can Travelers help?

Travellers can consider spending more than one night in Siem Reap to support the local economy.

#7. Venice, Italy

The Huge Thousands of passengers carried by Cruise ships suffer the coastline and ecosystem of this place.

How is the Government addressing it?

The Venice council introduced a Tourist Tax and also banned people from lingering for too long in places like the Rialto Bridge.

How can Travelers help?

Travellers should try to visit at shoulder seasons of April to June or September to October to help reduce the summer congestion and visit other beautiful places.


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