Europe’s travel become a nightmare for locals as they pull away welcome mat

  • Travel Dejavu
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    Travel Dejavu
    August 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm #9991

    The canals of Venice, the walled town of Dubrovnik, Scotland’s Isle of Skye travel and tourism has become lurid for many locals, despite the jobs and income that it generates.

    In the seaside Barceloneta district of Barcelona, residents have for years complained about anti-social behaviour like drunkenness and sex in public areas, as well as a hike in rental prices that has forced many locals out.

    The Balearic Islands have just limited to just over 623,000 the number of visitors that can stay in hotels or legal rental accommodation in one go.

    Dubrovnik in Croatia is a favourite with cruiseships with the walled old town of 17th and 18th century architecture -a popularity that soared even further when it was used a backdrop in the most popular TV series Game of Thrones.

    In Florence, authorities have started hosing down public spots such as church steps where many visitors congregate to eat to stop them from sitting down.

    In Lisbon, the boom in visitors has had a significant impact on residents in the oldest district of Alfama which is now full of tourism flats that raise property prices.

    Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye even further north is a wild landscape that is attracting an increasing number of visitors so much so that the residents have started complaining about the number of tourists on the island’s few roads, environmental damage and a lack of accommodation.

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