Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, located in southern Siberia, faces a number of threats, including overtourism and climate change. Photo: Shutterstock
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Climate change and Chinese tourists – Russia’s Lake Baikal faces twin existential threats

  • Located in southern Siberia, the world’s largest, deepest and oldest lake is at risk from overtourism
  • Russian residents fear an influx from China, but climate change could prove most costly to their livelihood

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Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake by volume, located in southern Siberia, faces a number of threats, including overtourism and climate change. Photo: Shutterstock
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Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Are Indian travellers set to overtake Chinese for ‘world’s worst tourists’ title?

  • As China is aware, all it takes for an entire nation’s reputation to be ruined is for one unfortunate incident to go viral
  • But equating a country’s conduct with an individual’s actions is, at best, reductive and, at worst, racist

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Indian travellers are expected to make 50 million outbound trips by 2020, making them prime targets for the dubious title of “world's worst tourists”. Photo: Shutterstock
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