Global tourism is growing so steeply that it is rapidly becoming a problem not just for popular destinations (like Oxford, for instance) but also for the environment. Driven by China's wealth explosion and innovations from budget airlines through to airbnb, it produces a carbon footprint that is scary and growing.
As part of today's special issue on migration, I had a closer look at the global impact on tourism in a feature which is out now:
Global tourism's growing footprint
Volume 28, Issue 17, 10 September 2018, Pages R963-R965
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Own photo (2016)