harmful tourism

Wish I Was There: Why We Love Exotic Fiction

The first time I went to Greece, I was in my early twenties and working insane hours. We covered four islands a day via ferries and cargo planes, and everywhere we went the locals would come out of their houses and give us flowers or offer coffee. As most islands had no hotels we were […]

The Curse Of The Bucket List

Above, some visitors to Venice got the city and the lido confused, and presumably thought the city was a beach. Meanwhile, residents of the Orkney Islands, which has a population of around 20,000, will be joined by more than 120,000 visitors this summer. The influx is putting attractions such as Skara Brae, Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic […]

Why Ticket Prices Are Soaring In Touristown

At the start of this year a friend gave me some theatre tokens for my birthday, and by the time I got around to using them today, there weren’t enough to buy one full ticket. What just took place? I asked a box office expert. ‘What’s happened is that the internet is full of discounted […]