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May 31, 2019

How to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

By MELISSA RAYWORTH
Associated Press

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Fields of wildflowers in Lake Elsinore, California, were overrun by tourists this spring seeking the perfect photo. A tweet from Lake Elsinore City Hall said the impact "caused unnecessary hardships for our entire community."

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too crowded, contributing to the highest death toll in years.


 
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