16 places on the planet that have been spoiled tourists
Tourists kill the story: 16 places in the world, the originality of which we’ve lost forever
Developing strategies of cities and regions, authorities often rely on the development of tourism infrastructure — it is considered a profitable investment, which will attract additional financial flows.
Especially this option is relevant when the nature itself, and the architecture favored by the development of tourism is the city district is situated on the banks of the reservoir, preserved historical monuments. But it always has a positive effect on architecture and the nature of the flow of guests, and the difficulties faced in this regard, authorities and local residents?
1. Spain, Barcelona
Sunny country of the Iberian Peninsula is experiencing a tourist boom, especially intensively travelers visiting Barcelona. The Central or the main street La Rambla, where the citizens love to walk, now overloaded with stores and fast food establishments overrun with people.
Nearby Boqueria market was a favorite place for its citizens to buy products. Now it’s full of tourists. In the temple of the Sagrada Familia and other monuments lined the long queue, which makes them look like Disneyland.
All of this affects local residents.
During peak season (July) activists with signs prohibiting tourism, and smoke torches hijacked buses intended for carrying out of excursions. Today is implementing a plan to restore the original appearance of the street La Rambla.
The island nation is not included in a top rating with tourists in attendance. But every year the small, picturesque area of the Pacific ocean is visited by 150 000 people. Ecosystem is paying the destruction of the unique coral reefs, pollution of the ocean and coast.
To counter these negative factors, the government of Palau issued a special agreement. With it you will learn about at the entrance to the island and undertake to protect natural resources.
3. Italy, Venice
The public is the cradle of Commerce and art have long complained of hordes of tourists, which are compared with the occupiers. Therefore, the city administration had to develop a scheme of adjustment of tourist flows.
Before the celebrations, dedicated to St. Mark and the Day of liberation, officials approved the route of the flow of guests coming to the Rialto bridge and St. Mark’s square. To organize the crowds, separating them from citizens, officials established the turnstiles. Subsequently, the citizens demolished their cries that Venice is not a zoo, but a free city.
4. The Netherlands, Amsterdam
Authorities in the city announced plans to reorganize the world-famous red light district. This is done with the purpose of dealing with the drunk tourists who insult the inmates of the famous places.
5. Thailand Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi
Maya Bay became popular thanks to the film industry — here was filmed the film “the Beach” with the popular Leonardo Di Caprio. Today in this busy area difficult, almost impossible to see the desert shown in the picture.
Due to the active pilgrimage experts came to the conclusion that you need to close a popular beach for 4 months — this was due to the need to restore the landscape. Thus established control over the ships and boats passing by. The minimum distance from shore for boats amounted to 400 metres.
6. Peruvian Machu Picchu
Peruvian authorities with the aim of preserving the architecture of the Holy city of the Incas imposed a few restrictions for tourists. They relate to the size of groups of visitors, duration of visits, things and products that you can carry. Also approved were certain routes that were allowed to walk away.
7. Dubrovnik, Croatia
The city is flooded with tourists who are interested in the culture of the Balkans, the place where they filmed the megapopular multi-project “Game of thrones”. Because of this tourist rating of Croatia has increased significantly.
To the shores of this country for a few months came 644 cruise ship. Half of them were sent in Dubrovnik. The sea is the main route by which tourists arrive.
8. Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
The rise in Global sea level is detrimental to coral reefs. But studies have shown that less harm is sunblock cream. Chemical elements contained in them, they kill the unique ecosystem in Hawaii.
The experiment showed that every day in Hanauma Bay, more than 2,600 people entered in sea water 187 pounds of malicious connections. Because of this, the administration of Hawaii banned the sale of sunscreen with oxybenzone and octinoxate.
In 2018 every native resident of the island had a 5.5 tourists. Despite the fact that the coefficient has slightly decreased compared to previous years, the tourism industry remains one of the main sources of replenishment of the budget.
The high attendance of the capital of the island nation of Reykjavik and the Golden circle of concern from the authorities. Maria Reynisdottir from the Ministry of industry and innovation of Iceland in an interview said that at present increased attention is paid not to reduce the number of visitors and promotion of other Icelandic regions. This will allow you to evenly distribute tourists across the country and reduce the load on the most popular attractions.
10. Uluru, Australia
The locals are constantly trying to warn visitors from other countries from climbing on almost vertical cliffs. This is due to the high risk to life and health, as well as with cultural traditions.
At the end of 2017 the Board of the national Park of the Australian continent have taken a unanimous decision on a total ban on climbing on the rocks. It is a tourist taboos starts to operate since October 2019. Since the official announcement banning the daily Park attendance increased on average from 140 to 500 people.
11. Boracay Island, Philippines
The party island in the Philippines was temporarily closed from April to October 2018 in order to clean the beach and to restore the ecosystem. Prior to that, Boracay island had no means of effective collection and disposal of waste.
The existing infrastructure could not cope with the flow of garbage. President Rodrigo Duterte described the waters surrounding Boracay as “the cesspool”.
12. Cinque Terre, Italy
A small Italian town would not be a place where tourists, if not for the majestic views of the cliffs, dotted with colourful and quaint buildings. A particularly beautiful view opens from the cemetery of Manarola. Local authorities asked volunteers to watch over this place and stop bad behavior and disrespect of visitors.
13. Santorini, Greece
For 2018, Greece is visited by about 32 million tourists, which is 2 times higher than in 2010. Many of them were interested in the island of Santorini. Here tend to spend their honeymoon vacation in a romantic setting. The influx of tourists has caused concern to local residents relatively stable supply of electricity and drinking water. As a result, the authorities had to limit the number of vessels arriving to the island.
14. Kyoto, Japan
Leader in the number of tourists in Japan is Tokyo, but only a few hours away by train — and the traveller arrives in Kyoto. Guests of the rising sun are attracted to sights such as the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, the gate of the Shinto Shrine and the Kiyomizu zaka street.
But the citizens are dissatisfied with the invasion of tourists — they flooded the narrow streets of the city, resulting in stops the movement of public transport. The local people feel discomfort due to the many guests.
15. Budapest, Hungary
This city of Eastern Europe, which reached the highest peak in the XIX century, has become a frequent venue for parties — such leisure is very annoying indigenous population. Here on the streets you can often hear horror stories about loud music coming through the wall, which is booming in the city centre, about drunken tourists on the streets. But most of all sympathy and disgust evoke stories about the vomit left by vacationers at the doors of houses.
This situation forced some residents to move to safer areas. Some active residents of Budapest carry out a campaign to strengthen control over nightlife. One of the main requirements is the earlier closing of bars.
16. The great pyramid, Egypt
Access to the pyramids is strictly controlled with the aim of preserving ancient structures. But adventurous travellers in search of the thrill of breaking the law and climb to the top of a huge pyramid of Cheops. The most notable case – the couple who was filmed naked and simulated sex on top of the great pyramid. The Ministry of antiquities is investigating the incident.
It is a vivid example of the fact that tourism development does not always bring only benefits. In addition to the financial effect should take into account the opinion of local residents, the impact on the environment and monuments.