United Nations has advice on how to be a responsible tourist

The United Nations recently released a new handbook on safe traveling. Billions of people crossed international borders and the number of people is only going to increase. The tips recommended are things such as; learning to speak a little bit of the language of the country you’re going to, be aware of laws or anything considered “taboo,” in a country or to it’s inhabitants. This article was written as a warning to tourists because in recent years, international countries have become upset with tourists flooding their cities, and countries. Although it has been considered good for some countries economics, to some it has seemed more of an annoyance, and some residents have protested the inflow of tourism. Bottom line, you must respect a countries’ culture and people in order to feel welcome in a country or be wanted there.

Key Takeaways:

  • The campaign comes amid ongoing discussions on overtourism in major cities such as Florence and Barcelona.
  • Locals in those cities have staged anti-tourism protests over concerns that tourists were behaving badly or overcrowding public spaces and affecting the daily routines of locals.
  • In Florence, tourists have been accused of displaying uncivil behavior, resulting in many Italian cities resorting to bans such as curbing outdoor drinking at night, food trucks and street hawkers.

“According to Hindustan Times, last year alone saw 1.24 billion travelers crossing international borders; the figure is expected to increase to 1.8 billion by 2030.”

Original Source: http://travelwireasia.com/2017/09/united-nations-advice-responsible-traveler/

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