August 21, 2019It's not the sheer number of tourists descending so much as the type of visitors. Today they pile off cruise ships and coaches, go on whirlwind tours run by non-locals, and buy little more than cheap trinkets made in China.
February 9, 2019Cycling with Shanghai commuters. Hiking with locals through the Algerian desert. More and more travellers, bored by busy tourist sights and places they know from television, are venturing off the beaten track to seek out genuine experiences with locals.
November 13, 2018Thailand has more than a thousand islands, so the closure of Maya Bay and new restrictions placed on Similan Islands should not stop travellers from planning their beach holidays there.
June 24, 2018Italy, just like many of the popular countries in Europe, is battling overtourism. But there is another way to enjoy the country, and you don’t even have to give up a visit to a crowded place like Rome.