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U.S. National Parks Face Overtourism

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As overtoursim plagues hot spot destinations across the globe, affecting local economies, transportation services, natural ecosystems and more, steps are taken to help reduce the effects in cities and tourist destinations worldwide.
In the United States, national parks face a tourism influx dramatically affecting the pristine, untouched landscapes they are keen to protect. During the past year some parks considered reservation systems and other measures to address visitor growth.
More than 330 million people visited a park, monument or site of the National Park System last year, as...
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How To Prepare for Chinese Visitors: Experts Share Their Top Tips

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In 2017, 3.46 million Chinese visitors arrived in the United States, and about 40 percent of them visited a park or national monument. These nature-loving tourists are also ready to open their wallets. In 2016, Chinese visitors spent more than visitors from any other country: $33.2 billion USD. South America, Antarctica, and Europe are also beginning...
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National Park Price Hike

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If you're planning some national park trips this summer, prepare to shell out extra cash for the experience. The U.S. National Park Service announced it will raise entrance fees to 66 of its 417 parks, monuments and sites this summer.
Seven-day vehicle passes for some of the parks will increase by $5 on June 1. The entrance fee to Yosemite National Park will increase $5 as well, making the total entrance fee $35.
The decision was made in order to bring in more revenue, improve the maintenance and infrastructure of the parks and combat overtourism. Last year, about 331 million people...
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