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Overindulgence

‘Overtourism’ just made it into the Urban Dictionary. Sweet…

While I don’t have the mental capacity right now to disappear up the magic banyan tree and skip along the many cause and effect branches of ‘overtourism’, I do just want to take a moment to reflect on one aspect which spoke to me directly recently.

Many, many needy people are helped by and are reliant on tourism, and it brings instant gratification to those who need it which can be an amazing thing, but I really believe it must be handled with responsibility and care. And when we are dealing with vulnerable people, that responsibility comes from the giver, not the receiver. Continue Reading →