The issue of over-tourism is not new in tourism industry. There are many travel destinations in the world that receive too many visit to cause serious problems both to the place and he people occupying it. While it may have positive impact to the economy, it also causes irreparable damages. Many argue that climate change is the main cause of places to become endangered. However, over-tourism also plays major role to cause it. Some beautiful places around the world are already at risk of disappearing.
Be aware of endangered travel destinations
Many travelers who know endangered travel destinations respond with ‘last chance tourism’ which could result in early disappearing instead. Implementing responsible travel seems not easy for some travelers. With the global pandemic, global tourism is forced to be put on hold. As the result, many travel destinations have been reported to have cleaner water and air. Here are some endangered destinations you must aware of:
Venice, Italy is one of the most visited places in the world. This place has been struggling with pollution, the mass exodus of its locals, as well as overcrowding. you may have seen or heard about poster child for over-tourism as a protest against over-tourism. Water taxis are the major factor contributing to the pollution and other issues faced by the city. If you really want to visit Venice, choose alternatives to enjoy your trip. Instead of taking water taxi, explore the city by walk.
The Florida Everglades has one of the most unique ecosystems. However, it has already lost almost nine of its 11 millions acres. And now, it is stated as endangered national park in the United States. Therefore, it is strongly advised for travelers who plan to pay a visit to this national park to practice eco-friendly and responsible travel. Explore this place by walking through the swamp to keep the ecosystem.
Antarctica is one of the remote places on earth. However, the enthusiasm of travelers to visit this place is very high. As mentioned above that climate change is one of the factors responsible for some places on earth to be endangered. In Antarctica, the ice melting is in an alarm rate. Not to mention that there is another threat aside climate change which is over-fishing. It cause this place to be at risk of cutting the entire food chain. If you plan to visit this place, go for more responsible endeavor that leave carbon footprint as little as possible such as by having smaller ship instead.
Borneo in Indonesia is one of the most popular travel destinations since travelers can do many interesting activities such as hiking Mount Kinabalu, strolling around the beaches, and trekking through the forest. However, forest has been reduced by a third. It is caused majorly by legal and illegal logging as well as palm oil plantations. To help save this place, you can pay a visit instead of avoiding it. It can help convincing the government that preserving the forest is better for business and so exploitation finally will be stopped.