Pause of Attraction

“Today, roughly half (46 percent) of all global tourism is concentrated in the top 100 cities, where tourism grew almost 25 percent faster than the worldwide rate. The world’s leading hotspots include Hong Kong, Bangkok, London, Singapore, Paris, Dubai, Istanbul, and New York.” And some of those cities have had just about enough of you. Richard Florida on The Global Tourism Backlash.

+ NPR: In Amsterdam, Even The Tourists Say There Are Too Many Tourists. “Think cannabis cafes instead of grocery stores; trinket shops selling condom key rings instead of places where you can actually get keys made. And the smell of a popular stoner treat — waffles slathered with Nutella — replaces the fresh bread in bakeries.” (I just realized that my living room would make a pretty decent tourist attraction…)

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