Summary of “How to be a better tourist”

Maybe it’s worth examining why you want to travel in the first place.
To do your part, maybe it’s worth examining why you want to travel in the first place.
“The question is, do you want to go to a place – or show people you’ve been to the place?” says Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission.
Santander at the European Travel Commission agrees that blindly going through the motions without any research leads to a predictable trip: “You go to different places, but the experience is always the same: it’s an airport, which has the same shops, some trains, some of the monuments are different.” Plus, it makes the most famous sites more congested.
“If you’re going to Prague, instead of spending two days, spend a week – and don’t go to the tourist places. Go all around it,” Becker says.
The question is, do you want to go to a place – or show people you’ve been to the place? – Eduardo Santander.
“Rather than go on a big cruise in places like Venice, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, try going with smaller cruise ships. You may be going to these less-travelled places because smaller ships can go to smaller ports,” she suggests.
Over-tourism isn’t just flooding a place with more people than it can handle.

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