New Orleans locals fight overtourism as visitor numbers top Venice | The Independent

New Orleans residents are fighting back after overtourism has seen visitor numbers surge. The Louisiana city’s historic centre currently receives more than five times the number of tourists per resident than the centre of Venice, one of the destinations that has been worst hit by tourism demand overwhelming current infrastructure.

The report highlights the main areas of concern, which include the effects of marketing the city as a “24/7 party town”: “The consequent degradation of residential quality of life is placing severe stress on the city’s historic neighbourhoods and degrading the visitor experience.”

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