Synopsis: As per the report of the Eco-union association, over the past twenty years, tourism in the national parks has risen up by 77% which is accounting for 16 million visitors annually. After the pandemic, more people are visiting natural and greener areas where the environment is better.
Increasing tourist numbers in European countries are resulting in overcrowding and chaos. In the last few months, many European counties like Germany, the UK, and Lithuania have seen immense growth in tourists. The summer season was hard for European airlines because of the sudden increase in tourist numbers, and shortage of working staff.
Now recently, Spain has also seen exponential growth in tourists which is resulting in overcrowding. To avoid such a situation and promote sustainable tourism, the Spain government has introduced restrictions for some of the famous and most visited public attractions.
As per the report of the Eco-union association, over the past twenty years, tourism in the national parks has risen up by 77% which is accounting for 16 million visitors annually. After the pandemic, more people are visiting natural and greener areas where the environment is better.
This has created a problem for the authorities to maintain the spots, keep them clean, and avoid overcrowding. A large number of people at natural parks can be a threat to natural habitat and which is why officials have introduces new rules to curb the crowd.
Spain is known for its summer festivals, beaches, and mountains and people traveling to Europe make sure to stop by Spain to enjoy its picturesque beauty. It is one of the most tourist-friendly countries thus attracting a large number of tourists around the world. There is a number of things to do in Spain that a visitor can enjoy other than sightseeing.
Some of the best places in Spain that most people travel have visitors cap are Galicia’s famous Catedrais beach, Mount Teide which is the highest mountain in Spain, and Europe’s most important and popular wetland Doñana National Park.
Spain has introduced restrictions for travel traveling to popular attractions to avoid overcrowding.
In the latest interview Pau Monasterio, a spokesperson for Ecologist in Action said “Natural environments have to be protected against massive tourism that can degrade them, with regulations that allow their enjoyment, but also guarantee conservation”.