Annie Lowrey, writer at The Atlantic, recently wrote about overcrowding at popular travel destinations.
A confluence of macroeconomic factors and changing business trends have led more tourists crowding to popular destinations. That has led to environmental degradation, dangerous conditions, and the immiseration and pricing-out of locals in many places. And it has cities around the world asking one question: Is there anything to be done about being too popular?
As someone who travels a few times a year, I do my best to be respectful of the areas I visit and to the people who live there. If more people took this approach and some of the ideas in the article were implemented, tourist hotspots might be less impacted by overcrowding.