The effect of Over tourism and how to avoid it

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Effect of over tourism

There is no doubt that tourism has an ethical impact on the economy of our country as well as provides prosperity and employment to the nation and locals by generating revenue , taxes and by providing jobs. People visit the tourists places for their unique features either a beautiful bay of seas , ancient places, natural beauty , sports and adventures any many other attractive features. However in present days tourism has become unsustainable for nature due to human activities and mal-practices by the tourism companies. Over tourism may be a boon for the pockets of a region but it has arises many problems related to sustainability and environmental degradation . 

 What is Over tourism ? 
When too many tourists visits at a place and the situation creates more problems than benefits.It deluge the balance of livelihood, culture and heritage, attractiveness of the tourist spots and also it arises the problems regarding environmental degradation . 

 Negative Impacts of Overtourism 

 One of the poor impact of over tourism is sustainability of livestock, a tourist places which has enough spaces, food, drinks, medicines and daily requirements goods of 2 lakhs guests annually but actually there are unexpected guests of about 2 millions annually every year. Then the things becomes the theory of ‘Demand and Supply’, the demand of every needs increases without out any proper ratio of supply hence prices of livestock rises with the shortage of living spaces, increase in the amount of sewage wastes , city becomes congested , places becomes over crowded, beauty and the attractions of the places becomes deteriorated. Jungle of plastics , as now a days uses of plastics are everywhere from the tube of the toothpaste to the packaging of the edible foods and drinks. The more the tourists the more uses of plastics in daily needs as a results plastics are littered everywhere around us which block the drains and sewage system and land pollution. The rainwater gets trapped by the plastics in the soil which decreases the ground water level, and plastics on the bay area really harm the aquatic animals as well as the tourists surroundings looks so messy . 

 How to overcome overtourism? 
 Do not litter Natural tourist sites are regularly destroyed by human waste, plastics and mal-practice by the tourists , but if you love this earth and want your favourite destination to be look alike even after few decades then please don’t litter wastes , especially the plastics which takes more than a thousand year to abolish.

 Use Public Transport
 Use Bus, train and shared cab as transport because public transport can be used by multiple person at the same time rather than travelling on car by single occupant. Public transport not only decreases th traffic but it also helps to reduce air pollution. 

Plan a trip on off-beat season . 
On season trips are often overwhelmed by unexpected guests , places becomes crowded and tourism experiences are degraded . If you plan a trip on off-beat season then you will not face the massive crowds, the prices of rooms and daily needs becomes cheaper in this season so you will save money as well as you will enjoy your favourite destination too in the way you want.

 Spend Responsibly 
 Instead of spending much on tourist’s companies we should spend on local business which will grow the local economic, boats, foods or guide a local service at a tourists spots are better than the services provided by travel agencies . The travel agencies are always in queue to make money on behalf of their company and in the result they brings a rush at the spots where tourist could not enjoy in their own way. I suggest to travel independently and hire a local guide, eat at the local restaurants and understand their culture and traditions. 

 Respect local culture.
Every culture are unique in their own way and has their significance in the world. But what happens when we mix up our own and their correspondent ? You may not feel the theme they want resemble. By often the respect towards the local culture and traditions are con-tempted by overtoutism. Always remember its their culture and traditions that makes them unique and that is why it attracted us to visit their place. 

 Obey the traffic rules: 
Overtourism always ended up with heavy traffic and more than that people always breaks the traffic rules to get out of the traffic rules early but all of them stuck up at the source of traffic jam which makes more difficulties for the local authorities normalises the traffic. So its important to obey the traffic rules and be on your lane until it is not any emergency situation. 

 Be a responsible tourist
At the end this is your earth where you eat, live and grow , this may not be your place or country but this is the part of the same planet you live. So responsible to where you stay, do not litter wastes , always dump the non-biodegradable waste at the proper place , always respect the locals , try to avoid traffic and air pollution by using public transports. Do not do anything that may harm the environment, local culture and tradition and at the end when you return back you can tell everyone that you had a great journey.


  1. It's very informative. thanks for sharing.

    1. I am glad that you found it informative. Thanks for dropping by


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