Cities with the ever-greater number of tourists
Tourists are so permeate everywhere and they become so much in some places that they are beginning to get local. To such an extent that tourists downright hate and even appear initiatives to limit their number.
When the first female mayor of Barcelona Hell Cola has taken over the post in 2015, she immediately announced that it intends to defend the beloved city from the hordes of tourists. "We do not want the city to become a cheap gift shop", - said the stake and cited as a negative example all the same Venice
Since then, the city authorities have frozen new licenses for all hotels and popular service for the delivery of housing Airbnb fined 30,000 euros. Cola also proposes to introduce a new tourist tax and limit the number of visitors to Barcelona.
Recently, the authorities announced their intention to Venice to limit the number of tourists visiting the city. Numerous tourists damage the environment and contribute to the increase in prices in the city. In addition, the number of visitors to the island many times the number of its inhabitants, and local complain that no longer feel there owners. To solve the problem of power of the Serenissima are going to install special equipment that will count the arrivals.
Amsterdam's population - about 850 thousand people, and tourists are 8 times more, up to 7 million annually. The head of the agency Amsterdam Marketing, created the brand I Amsterdam, Frans van der AVERT stated that he no longer wants to attract new capital to the Dutch travelers. "Cities are dying from tourism, - he said in a recent speech.
Many small historical cities of Europe destroyed just visitors. We do not spend a single euro to the Amsterdam advertising. We want visitors to the capital have a higher level than it is now, that they were interested in the city, but did not use it as a backdrop for their parties'
In 2016, representatives of the busiest port in Greece have announced that their patience was over, and the number of visitors to Santorini should be limited. Every day, the popular island arrive more than 10 thousand tourists. It was decided that this number should not exceed 8000. Restrictions will come into force this summer.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre - Italy a national park on the coast of the Gulf of Genoa, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Until recently, visiting the Cinque Terre was free. However, a year ago, local authorities announced that for the opportunity to admire the ancient villages and picturesque surroundings will be charged. This caused resentment of tourists, but local can be understood - an annual attraction visited from 60 to 100 thousand people.
In 2015, a private charter company Stratos Jet Charters analyzed more than 37 thousand tourists remarks on Twitter. Experts wanted to find out what places in the United States the most and the least friendly to visitors. It turned out that the most inhospitable place of Americans believe Arlington, Texas, as its residents are too coarse. Second place went to New York, and the third - Las Vegas.
Koh Khai, Thailand
The whole country is very fond of tourists and they are always pleased. But some islands like Koh Khai Nok, Ko Khai Nui Ko Khai Nai, are experiencing difficult times due to environmental problems and are now limited to the public. Island, known for its coral beaches, always attracted tourists to Phuket. But, as reported in the department of marine and coastal resources, due to the barbaric behavior of tourists and 80% of coral reefs in the islands came under the threat of destruction, so visiting these places is now prohibited.
onsen (hot spring) in Japan
In Japan, among the tourists are very popular hot springs (onsen) and public baths (sento). But foreigners with tattoos have to give up this pleasure. The Japanese have a negative attitude to the patterns on the skin and is considered a hallmark of the members of the syndicate. If you - the owner of the tattoo in any pool or bathhouse you will be asked to cover the "pectoral drawing" or even banned from visiting such places.