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1. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2092 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Last September I went to Cornwall, for the first time in some years. Boy had it changed. Places I remembered as charming villages were overrun with people and had price-gouging car parks at the entry to town.

I dread to think how it is this year with the additional pressure of covid staycationing.

Twenty years ago I visited the Isles of Scilly, and we're currently in the process of booking a visit there next spring. I'm hoping that with limited access and limited accommodation it may be relatively unchanged. Here's hoping.

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1094 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Tourism has all over the world increased, it is hard for most places to stay the same. Some people say after Covid-19 there will be a brief window where you can visit really popular places with few tourists but I reckon people will be so itchy to travel it will be an influx instead. I was pretty lucky with Japan with lots of places enacting travel restrictions and fears of Covid-19 in Asia we got to visit popular places like the Inari Shrine in Kyoto with very few people. I read about how crowded it can be where you can be squished inside the Tori gates. So I thought it was really lucky we were able to walk so freely;).

3. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2092 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Teoni

I reckon people will be so itchy to travel it will be an influx instead.

I think you're right. I'm in the Lake District at the moment, don't think I've ever seen it busier. There's definitely pent up demand.

My hope is that islands are relatively immune, with an obstacle to getting there, and an accommodation capacity that's hard to grow.

4. Posted by PHOTOBOB (Budding Member 71 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Dear Andy

If you thought Cornwall's car parks are price-gouging wait till you meet the Isles of Scilly boatmen. Remember to fly there and boat back.