Remember when everyone thought the pandemic would usher in a new tourism of awareness and restraint? Yeah, those days are long gone. Mass tourism has returned with a vengeance. Images of empty streets in the world’s most popular cities have been replaced by those that became the norm pre-2020 – namely crowds of tourists looking for famous attractions, restaurants and shops.
But not all destinations are taking this lying down. Some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations are fighting back, whether by implementing increased tourist taxes or restrictions on the number of visitors allowed. Some are flat-out telling tourists not to come. These are the destinations that want tourists to stay away in 2023.
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