My question is what do seasoned travellers make of these “anti-tourism protests” (which is what they are effectively) that have happened in, amongst other places, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Dubrovnik, Venice and Santorini.
I can understand the locals frustrations at some elements of mass tourism, particularly package tours and cruise ships, where a lot less money probably filters down to the average man and woman. However, generally speaking, these protests (however small) would turn me off going to a place. My attitude would be if that’s what you want then fine, I won’t visit your city, no matter how beautiful it is. There are enough other places where my custom would be appreciated.
What do people think?