Parisian bridges are weighted down with copycat “love locks,”
while visitors crowd cheek-to-jowl into Barcelona churches and Dubrovnik’s historic center. In Italy, attempts to manage the impact of tourism range from segregating visitors
to fines for flip-flops
As a glut of anxious headlines document overtourism
, it’s easy to think that the planet is simply full.
But stray from the well-worn tourist trails, and you’ll discover another travel
story entirely. In much of the world, there are places that are eager to welcome tourists — and when practiced sustainably, where tourism can even help alleviate poverty
The contrast between the most- and least-visited places is stark. In 2017, nearly 87 million international tourists arrived in France. That same year, a mere 2,000 international tourists visited the South Pacific country of Tuvalu, where it’s easy to find a beach — or even an entire island — to yourself. Continue at Source: Why you should go to the world’s least-visited countries