Tourism is worth $919 billion dollars, making it one of the world’s largest industries. Unfortunately, more often than not, our #wanderlust frolics impact the environmental, cultural, and socio-economic balances of the communities we visit, especially when heaps of tourists from one culture swarm another in unison. It causes globalization of food, travel, and hotels, diminishing the language and culture we travel to experience, assimilating countries to have the ‘comforts’ from ‘home’ abroad. Finding ways to rebalance the imbalance travel creates is an important part of being a tourist at all, and with a few edits in behaviour, the negative impact we carry diminishes.
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