Protesters display placards at Byron Bay, Australia, this week in opposition to the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of the tourist town. Photo: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP
Protesters display placards at Byron Bay, Australia, this week in opposition to the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of the tourist town. Photo: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

From Byron Bay to Bali, tourist hotspots grow wary of Instagram influencers

  • Influencers with large social media followings but no feel for what local communities want face a backlash from the residents of tourist hotspots
  • Byron Bay in Australia reacted strongly to the idea of Netflix filming a series there about influencers, much as Bali kicked out an American digital nomad.

Protesters display placards at Byron Bay, Australia, this week in opposition to the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of the tourist town. Photo: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP
Protesters display placards at Byron Bay, Australia, this week in opposition to the filming of a reality television series that some fear will damage the reputation of the tourist town. Photo: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP
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