For many communities around the globe, the idea of becoming a hotspot for tourists is something to be desired. When you’ve got people coming from all over the world to check your community out, you’re getting an influx of cash that otherwise wouldn’t be there!
However, just because tourism can be a boon for a local economy, that doesn’t mean that locals are always enthused about having tourists around. In fact, there are some very popular destinations around the globe that would just as soon find their ways off the bucket lists of the world’s tourists.
So, what are these popular destinations that are getting sick and tired of tourists? We’re going to introduce you to 10 of them below, and you’ll learn what it is about the tourism industry that’s driving these locals nuts!
Now, keep in mind that we’re not saying that you should avoid visiting these places! Quite the contrary! However, if you do find yourself visiting, perhaps make it a point to go easy on the locals? They’d probably appreciate it.
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
With plenty of wonderful places to see, museums to visit and places to dine, Amsterdam is a perennial travel favorite.
2. Red Light!
It’s just that the locals fear too many tourists visit their wonderful city solely for the legal marijuana and red-light district.
3. Galapagos Islands
As it was when Charles Darwin first visited, the Galapagos Islands are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
4. Don’t Kill the Vibe
With more travelers seeking out this treasure trove of natural wonders, the locals are now concerned that tourists may be having an exceptionally adverse impact on the environment.
5. Oxford, England
When you want to really experience the essence of English culture, Oxford is an excellent place to start.