- Fodor’s Travel has released its fourth annual “No List,” highlighting the destinations, activities, and businesses travelers should think twice about in 2020.
- This year’s “No List” includes popular places like Big Sur, Bali, and Cape Town, select hotels and bars, and elephant riding as a tourist activity.
- Poison beer, dying coral, animal abuse, and hordes of tourists are among the reasons why Fodor’s recommends visitors avoid the destinations and activities on their “No List.”
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Fodor’s Travel has released its fourth annual “No List,” highlighting the destinations, activities, and businesses that they recommend travelers reconsider in the upcoming year for ethical, environmental, and political reasons.
“Every year, we use the No List to highlight issues that we’re thinking about before, during, and long after we travel,” Jeremy Tarr, the Editorial Director of Fodors.com, said in a press release. “Being featured on the No List is hardly a scarlet letter. Rather, it’s a promise that when Fodor’s covers the destinations on the list, we’ll be doing so responsibly — warts and all.”
The Fodor’s editorial team chose the destinations on the 2020 No List from over 100 potential destinations. Previous lists have included, among others, Venice and Machu Picchu, both of which have enacted measures against overtourism in recent years.
This year, Fodor’s also included more general types of destinations and activities sustainable travelers ought to avoid, including select bars, hotels, and elephant riding.
From a street in Hanoi where tourists jump out in front of trains in order to capture the perfect Instagram shot to beaches in Bali strewn with trash, the 2020 list includes destinations that need some time away from tourists or ones that pose safety risks. Take a look: