A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
Kenny Hodgart
Opinion

Opinion

Off Centre by Kenny Hodgart

Wish you weren’t here: an end to mass tourism and the age of democratic travel?

Kenny Hodgart says with the rise of the middle-class traveller – as countries such as China become richer – authorities in tourist hot spots are struggling to cope with the hordes

A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese tourist poses for a photo with a fisherman in Sri Lanka. Photo: Xinhua
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Kenny Hodgart

Kenny Hodgart

Formerly a staff journalist at SCMP, Kenny Hodgart has lived in Hong Kong since 2011. He comes from Scotland, which remains part of the United Kingdom, but his views are almost exclusively his own. He suffers from status anxiety more than some but less than others.