Social media posts about the Angels Landing Trail, a popular attraction in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah, contributed to a rise in hikers using it that caused overcrowding. Photo: National Park Service
Social media posts about the Angels Landing Trail, a popular attraction in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah, contributed to a rise in hikers using it that caused overcrowding. Photo: National Park Service

Instagram and TikTok influencers draw too many tourists, making destinations hard to book

  • So much for going off-grid. Pent-up desire to travel as the pandemic eases, and viral social media posts, lead to booked out campsites, congested hiking trails
  • Travel bloggers have mixed feelings about posts on social media – they want people to enjoy the outdoors, but not at the expense of the environment

Social media posts about the Angels Landing Trail, a popular attraction in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah, contributed to a rise in hikers using it that caused overcrowding. Photo: National Park Service
Social media posts about the Angels Landing Trail, a popular attraction in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah, contributed to a rise in hikers using it that caused overcrowding. Photo: National Park Service
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