What is Instagram's role in overtourism?

Tree Hugger - 08-13


Can the social media platform be blamed for the surge in camera-happy tourists?. A recent interview on CBC Radio asked the question that makes every traveller squirm: 'Is Instagram responsible for ruining many of the world's most beautiful places?' The conversation between the host and tourism writer Rosie Spinks cited multiple examples of naturally stunning locations that have been shut down in recent months because too many people are flocking to them, often in quest of selfies.