Machu Picchu, in Peru, is off limits to tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving authorities time to adapt and move towards more responsible tourism. Other destinations are thinking along the same lines, but for some tourist-dependent cities, life without a return to mass tourism is unthinkable. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
Machu Picchu, in Peru, is off limits to tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving authorities time to adapt and move towards more responsible tourism. Other destinations are thinking along the same lines, but for some tourist-dependent cities, life without a return to mass tourism is unthinkable. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

Tourism after Covid-19: more exclusive, more responsible, more expensive? It’s too early to write off a mass tourism rebound

  • With Machu Picchu, in Peru, currently inaccessible, authorities are planning to direct tourists to natural sites such as nearby waterfalls when they return to see the ancient wonder
  • Officials in Dubrovnik, Croatia, will try to attract tourists to places outside the walls of the medieval city. But Venice and Barcelona want the crowds back

Machu Picchu, in Peru, is off limits to tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving authorities time to adapt and move towards more responsible tourism. Other destinations are thinking along the same lines, but for some tourist-dependent cities, life without a return to mass tourism is unthinkable. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
Machu Picchu, in Peru, is off limits to tourists because of the Covid-19 pandemic, giving authorities time to adapt and move towards more responsible tourism. Other destinations are thinking along the same lines, but for some tourist-dependent cities, life without a return to mass tourism is unthinkable. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
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