As the end of 2017 approaches, it’s easy to stumble across forecasting articles about which destinations are trending for 2018 – but where should you avoid? Check out this list by Fodor’s to find out.
Fodor’s “no go” list includes destinations that are environmentally sensitive, tourist attractions that are currently undergoing renovation, places that are politically unstable and places where racial tensions are running high. The Galapagos Islands, an amazing corner of the world with an unfortunately very fragile ecosystem, tops the list.
“As travelers, we are witness to the many misfortunes that happen upon our world. Travelers must decide how and where we can concern our efforts to observe and preserve the splendor of life around us, and we do that with everything from our currency to our presence.”
Also the ecosystem of the Phang Nga National Park in Thailand is threatened by tourism. So the next time you’re thinking of booking flights to Thailand, consider which parts of the country you’re going to visit to make sure future generations can still enjoy this destination.
Top 10 Places NOT To Go To In 2018
- The Galapagos Islands (fragile environment)
- Machu Picchu (number of tourists limited)
- Taj Mahal (currently under renovation)
- Phang Nga Park in Thailand (environment)
- Myanmar (human rights violations and political unrest)
- Mount Everest (danger and environment)
- Missouri (high racial tensions)
- Honduras (currently very violent)
- Great Wall of China (overtourism and air pollution)
- Cuba (danger)
Find more information about the “no go” list at fodors.com.