Thirteen places to reconsider travelling to in 2020

Travel Forums General Talk Thirteen places to reconsider travelling to in 2020

1. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 851 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Fodors no list 2020

Usually you will see lists encouraging you to visit a place so it is interesting seeing a list asking people to think twice about visiting certain destinations.

2. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1406 posts) 5w 1 Star this if you like it!

When we were at Monteverde in Costa Rica in 1997, only 100 people were allowed to enter at a time. If you were number 101, you had to wait to enter until someone came out. There are a limited number of passes issued to visit Glacier Bay in Alaska. This is a sensible idea for a single park, and it could work for the Galapagos (which is someplace that is on my bucket list that I still might be able to go) but it will be harder for someplace like Venice with multiple entry points. One option would be to ban large cruise ships (by which I mean a ship with more than 500 passengers), but of course the cruises bring in a lot of money and on the positive side, the cruise passengers don't need housing or food.

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1832 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Feeding and accommodating visitors are major profit centres. In an overcrowded place like Venice I imagine they prefer higher profit visitors ie non cruise pax.

4. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1406 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The article in the OP mentioned that there are limited hotel spaces and that the people renting rooms like they do now has made it almost impossible for local people to find a place to live. Cruise ship passengers do spend money in shops and on excursions.

5. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 851 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

I have read other articles that do seem to suggest Venice does prefer the overnight tourists to the day trippers (it also includes the bus tours not just cruises). The biggest problem I see being complained about in terms of Venice is that not enough Venetians are benefiting from the tourist trade. Like the souvenir ships tend to be owned by other Italians and sell things made in China and lots of the AirBnb style accommodations are owned by wealthy Romans.

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1301 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Thankfully, we have no desire to visit any of these places. How nice to be on the good side of a list for once.

7. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1084 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Well we're going to Angkor Wat in February but I plan to spend more time focusing on the less visited temples in the area, to avoid the crowds and I hope get better photos.

We've also been to several of the others. We were happy to pay the tourist tax for the Galapagos and I'd be equally happy to pay the higher rate if it helps to preserve that unique environment.