Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1. Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1.
Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1.
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Overtourism: whose fault is it? From media and airlines to travellers, everyone is a culprit

Over the past 12 months, the media and travel industry have awoken to the strains that too many tourists can place upon a single destination. Why has it taken so long?

Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1. Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1.
Tourists crowd Maya Bay in Thailand ahead of its closure due to overtourism on June 1.
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.