Sunday, 21 July 2019

The cities most at risk of over-tourism

From Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur

The concept of “over-tourism” has gained so much traction over the last few years, it was even named as one of the Oxford Dictionary’s 2018 Words of the Year.

Now, a new report has revealed the cities most at risk of the phenomenon over the next 10 years. The study, conducted by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC), details 50 cities where tourism is likely to grow rapidly in the next decade. It identifies places most at risk, based on projected growth coupled with a lack of infrastructure to deal with the oncoming tourism boom.

It combines assessments of labour, infrastructure, environment and stability with the visitor growth forecast between 2017-2027. A low score in the former and a high one in the latter marks a country at risk of overtourism, badly placed to cope with the increased strain on resources that will likely accompany higher tourist numbers. Cities most at risk of over-tourism:
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Delhi, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Saturday, 20 July 2019

10 Types of Toxic Friends


It’s a common misconception that having lots of friends means that you’re somehow in a better position and more popular.

Once you mature, you’ll realize that having a few good friends who can form long lasting and honest relationships is much more enriching than having hundreds of superficial friends who bring nothing good into your life.

The people you surround yourself with are important, as they determine your happiness in the long run. You may recognize some of these characters in your group of friends right now who you may want to consider saying goodbye to:
  • Better-Than-You Betty
  • Negativity Nate
  • Leeching Lucy
  • Judgemental Judy
  • Irresponsible Ian
  • Manipulative Mary
  • Control Freak Calvin
  • Materialistic Matt
  • Drama Queen Danielle
  • Sensitive Steven

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Friday, 19 July 2019

KLM Airlines Faces Backlash

After Asking Breastfeeding Mother to Cover Up

A passenger on a recent KLM flight says she was asked to cover up while breastfeeding her 1-year-old daughter.

The woman, who refused to cover up with a blanket she was given, claims the flight attendant warned her “that if anyone complained,” it would be “her issue,” The New York Times reported.

After posting her experience on Facebook, social media users voiced their opinions on the topic. A Twitter user tweeted the airline directly, asking, “What is your policy regarding breastfeeding?”

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