The Perils of Overtourism

René Ammann
3. June 2019
1.5 million tourists, double the number recommended by UNESCO, visited Machu Picchu in 2017. (Photo: Rodolfo Pimentel/Wikimedia Commons)

Amount of money the indigenous Yanacona community sold virtually all its land to the state of Peru for, in order to build a new international airport that may bring overtourism to the fragile ruins and local ecology of Machu Picchu: $35 million (€31.4m)

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