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8 holiday destinations at risk of being ruined by tourism

Harper's Bazaar (UK) Logo By Olivia Blair of Harper's Bazaar (UK) | Slide 1 of 9: Thanks to the internet, an increase in affordability and shorter travel time, going on holiday is easier than ever. While travelling the world undoubtedly enriches the mind, opens the eyes to other cultures and has many economic benefits, the rise of tourism also has some negative impacts.A number of the world's most famous natural wonders are at risk of ruin as they struggle to keep up with the excessive demand of visitors. Some may even be destroyed for good, if we're not careful.Here are some of the most at-risk places, as a reminder to be a responsible tourist should you visit.

Thanks to the internet, an increase in affordability and shorter travel time, going on holiday is easier than ever. While travelling the world undoubtedly enriches the mind, opens the eyes to other cultures and has many economic benefits, the rise of tourism also has some negative impacts.

A number of the world's most famous natural wonders are at risk of ruin as they struggle to keep up with the excessive demand of visitors. Some may even be destroyed for good, if we're not careful.

Here are some of the most at-risk places, as a reminder to be a responsible tourist should you visit.

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