Ten destinations to avoid in 2023, according to Fodor’s ‘No’ travel list
Overtourism causing damage in certain regions
The travel and tourism information website Fodor has released its ‘No’ travel list for 2023.
The publication explains that ‘tourism is a significant contributor to climate change’ and that ‘travel currently accounts for about eight per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and is poised to increase by 2030’.
It also notes that there are also unquantifiable effects of overtourism, like pressure on supply chains, destruction of wildlife habitat and overcrowding. If popular holiday destinations are damaged by climate change or overtourism, then this could make them impossible to visit, causing economic consequences for local communities.
This list names ten destinations in three categories: nature that needs a break, suffering cultural hotspots, and destinations suffering from water crises.
Nature that needs a break
- France’s Cliffs and Calanques
- Lake Tahoe, California
Suffering cultural hotspots
- Cornwall, UK
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Destinations suffering from water crises
- Maui, Hawaii
- Southern Europe
- The American West.
Travel and tourism can play a critical role in halting and reversing the destruction of nature, according to a World Travel & Tourism Council report.