265. What is Overtourism? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

09-10-2023 • 27 min

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Tourism can be a great thing for cities, towns, villages, and destinations. But… is there such a thing as too many tourists? Yes! And let’s discuss overtourism, its consequences, and what we can do about it today!

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  • Overtourism (noun): The situation when a tourist destination experiences an excessive and unsustainable number of visitors.
  • Infrastructure (noun): The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society, such as transportation systems and utilities.
  • Off-peak (adjective): Not at the busiest or most popular time.
  • Promotion (noun): The action of encouraging or supporting the growth or popularity of something.
  • Tourist trap (noun): A place that attracts tourists and charges high prices or offers low-quality goods or services.
  • Respectful (adjective): Showing respect or polite behaviour towards others.
  • Friction (noun): Conflict or tension between individuals or groups.
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