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Overtourism: What's the solution?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-02-15 14:24

Editor's note: Did you go somewhere for your Spring Festival holiday? Did you get lost in the crowds and become one of hundreds or thousands of people crammed together in front of a building, a landscape, a bridge or even a painting? This is what we call "overtourism", which is defined in the Collins Dictionary as "The phenomenon of a popular destination or sight becoming overrun with tourists in an unsustainable way." The phenomenon is global, but is it a worldwide problem? What can be done to combat it? Forum readers share their opinions.

GhostBuster (Expat in China)

This is inevitable because development will bring economic growth. We need regular maintenance and servicing to ensure that ecology is sustained so that future tourists could have a look.

Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum attracts crowds of tourists. [Photo/cnwest.com]
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