Tourists enjoy Boracay’s famous White Beach in January. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Chinese tourists breaking rules ‘all over the place’ in Boracay

  • After a six-month closure, Boracay reopened in October with new rules that prohibit smoking, drinking, dining and littering on the beachfront. But the dos and don’ts seem to have escaped notice, especially among tourists from China and South Korea

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Tourists enjoy Boracay’s famous White Beach in January. Photo: Shutterstock
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A queue of climbers waiting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible / AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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When overtourism turns deadly – why Everest should be off-limits to casual climbers

  • At least 11 people have been reported dead or missing this climbing season, making it one of the deadliest in Everest’s history
  • Veteran mountaineers and guides point to overcrowding and an increase in inexperienced crowds as reasons behind rise in fatalities

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A queue of climbers waiting to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible / AFP
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