Culture / Society / Tourism

Italy, Spain and the mass tourism

Venice had just finished complaining about the rudeness of tourists when some Italian visitors were photographed walking naked in the streets of Barcelona.

It is becoming apparent that mass tourism is not only an Italian problem, and probably not even a Mediterranean one.

In the globalized world, traveling is just too easy, thanks to low cost airlines, online tourist packages, high competition and other factors.

This is trivializing the idea of travel, once considered a high moment of personal development and formation, requiring a spiritual and humble attitude.

It is difficult to image any solution in the short term. The West is still struggling with the crisis, while the rest of the world is trying to emerge. Neither part will be willing to lose the revenues from mass tourism.

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