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Why Major Tourist Attractions Should Impose Limits?

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People love to travel. It is one of the things that we do to get out of our boring everyday lives and bring some thrill and adventure in our routine. This benefits the managements of the tourist places as well as they reap in money from tourists. However, hordes of people gathering at a single place can have drastic effects as well. There is the problem of waste management, the overcrowding causing a traffic problem in nearby places, disruption of the local lives, and many other problems as well. With the overcrowding of tourists at the attractive places also comes the problem of the maintenance of the said places.

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Major tourist attractions around the world are facing these problems and they have taken some steps towards combating the issue. Machu Picchu restricted the access of the tourists by introducing timed entries and limited tickets for the day and it has been effective at cutting crowds. Located in the Philippines, Boracay is considered as one of the best islands in the world. This has also caused quite a rush for the people wanting to gain that experience. The government completely closed the island for six months for its maintenance. Another world famous tourist destination, the Taj Mahal, also introduced a new pricing system and restricted the visit of the tourists to three hours.

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The hefty prices of the tickets acts as a filter for the tourists as only those who can afford to visit these places are able to go there. It also ensures that only the people who really want to see those places go there and not those who just want to leisurely spend some time. The restrictions have also had their effect on the local tourism service providers as they now recommend other lesser-known tourist places near the ones that are more famous. For example, the ones in Agra are now recommending a visit to Akbar’s tomb which is quite near to that of Shah Jahan’s dedication to Mumtaz. Imposing the pricing system will not only ensure the visit of only the genuine tourists, but will also help provide financial assistance for the preservation of these monuments.

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