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British tourists have been told not to go to Cornwall and a number of other other holiday hotspots in a recent travel list. Fodor’s ‘No’ list features 10 destinations that tourists should “reconsider visiting” in 2023.

Fodor’s ‘No’ List

  • France’s eroding coastline
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Antarctica
  • Suffering cultural hot spots (Barcelona, Paris and Dubrovnik)
  • Venice and the Amalfi Coast
  • Cornwall
  • Amsterdam
  • Thailand (Maya Bay and Koh Tao)
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • The American West (Lake Powell and Lake Mead, Arizona, Nevada, California and Utah)

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Cornwall was listed in sixth place on the ‘no’ list and the publication advised tourists to look elsewhere for a vacation in 2023.

The favored staycation destination made the list as a consequence of the strain that tourists can placed on local residents, roads and the environment.

A pilot told Fodor’s: “The infrastructure simply doesn’t exist to support the number of holiday makers making the lifetime of locals unpleasant in peak season, to say the least. Narrow lanes passing for roads and limited parking at a few of the hottest sites within the county mix to create gridlock, pollution and litter.”

Cornwall’s residents have also complained of soaring house prices as second home ownership puts pressure available on the market.


Barcelona was included in the highest 10 list as a cultural hot spot said to be affected by overtourism. Town’s residents have also been involved in protests.

Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is especially popular with tourists however the narrow streets can easily change into overcrowded in peak season.

The Spanish city is cracking down on cruise tourism and has said it plans to boost taxes for cruise tourists.

Paris and Dubrovnik were also listed as suffering cultural hotspots with each cities a few of Europe’s top holiday destinations. Dubrovnik’s popularity has soared because it was used because the setting for a few of HBO’s Game of Thrones scenes.

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France’s coastline was the primary ‘No’ spot and is affected by erosion in popular areas equivalent to the Calanques National Park in Marseille.

The park recently introduced limits on the number of holiday makers during summer in an effort to guard the stunning landscape.

Antarctica may be a surprising addition to the list because it doesn’t receive many visitors as compared to the opposite destinations.

Nonetheless, the Antarctic Peninsula is experiencing a few of the world’s fastest warming temperatures and wildlife is declining within the region.

Popular Thai destinations equivalent to Maya Beach and Koh Tao were also included on the ‘No’ list for 2023. Maya Beach has been described as essentially the most beautiful beach on the earth.

Nonetheless, the Thai beauty spot was overwhelmed with tourists and was closed to visitors to permit it to recuperate. Despite reopening in spring, the beach needed to close again for a two month ‘recovery period’.

Tourism officials in Venice and the Amalfi Coast have made conscious efforts to cut back the number of holiday makers to the highest Italian destinations.

Venice has banned cruise ships and is planning to charge daytrippers while the Amalfi used a novel automobile numberplate scheme to regulate the number of holiday makers exploring the region.

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