>"NOOOOO you can't take a selfie here!

>"NOOOOO you can't take a selfie here! We're erecting a fence."
>takes two steps to the right and takes selfie.

Why do some people get annoyed by tourists taking photos? It doesn't affect you. Move on with your life.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/travel-news-hallstatt-austria-selfie-fence/index.html

  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like there's a way to deal with overtourism, but this is just stupid.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a random village in the mountains, there must be like 1 road to it just make it a toll road and exempt locals or something

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cultural constant all over the planet: if tourists frequent your local area then you hate tourists and will stop at nothing to spite them

    Go to a wilderness area. “No Parking” signs everywhere. Same thing

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    instead of just banning asians they go through all this travel

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    almost anywhere that got hit hard by mass tourism in the last twenty years seems to be trying to use the coof as an opportunity to refocus on "quality" tourism (aka boomers eager to spend).

    for backpackers this has been a bit of a mixed bag. on one hand the crowds are almost non-existant compared to what it used to be like so you get a much better experience overall.

    on the other hand hostels are recovering extremely slowly, so accomodation is 2x or sometimes even 3x as expensive. same goes for flights. so its more expensive. im in my late thirties now so money is not a huge deal, but if this were twenty years ago when i was first traveling on college summers I would've been fucked.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The first golden age of travel was the jet age in the 1950s.

      Was the second golden age the post 9/11 world of 2002-2019? Will we ever see a third golden age? I'm doubtful. Environmentalists worldwide are calling for an end to cheap flights due to carbon emissions.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        For me more expensive flights just means I have to save a little more before I travel or spend a little less when travelling. Either are acceptable, though the latter is much more difficult. Its a priority for me, I'm fine spending more. It is OK if this prices people out if its makes trips more enjoyable, though I gotta say the mass tourism era had some incredible hostel parties.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        3rd golden age will be if Russia collapses or there's a new big war

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if tourists frequent your local area then you hate tourists and will stop at nothing to spite them
      this but unironically
      i live and work in the busiest tourist trap in the southern hemisphere and the 2 years of covid were a blessing.
      now the tourists are back shit's fucking awful. price of everything's gone up and no-one knows how to fucking drive. random pajeets and chinks parking their cars in my driveway every day

      >almost anywhere that got hit hard by mass tourism in the last twenty years seems to be trying to use the coof as an opportunity to refocus on "quality" tourism
      yep, 100%.
      even adventure/ski towns like Queenstown are using covid as an excuse to rebrand themselves as 'business conference getaways' and are jacking up prices to push backpackers and casual tourists away.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm an american defense contractor, we got spots in MIQ then got to travel NZ after our contract was up and I spent a few weeks in QT and it was truly glorious. booked huts on the Routeburn the night before the hike, our Airbnb was like 75% off, only NZ and aussie tourists who all were great fun so it was just an awesome time. the locals were so happy compared to before, it was such a relaxed atmosphere.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    my home town there are some beautiful cliffs you can get to by a comfy nature walk - they put in a safety fence during covid lockdowns.
    with rise of selfie culture - these public parks get busier so they restrict parking, you're supposed to pay to enter, and worst of all they added a safety fence around the peak of the cliff and covered up any easy path secondary cliff points because a few selfie people fell off it.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do not live in a touristic city. I do live nearby a park that I go to pretty much everyday and that is very popular. Weekends sucks as it is filled with people from other neighborhoods. They lack awareness while moving or stopping around places, people speak loud, some put loud music...
    It does sucks, specially if you live in the place and have to deal with this rubbish everyday. People blocking the pavement, asking you to take pictures of them, etc. Mass tourism is always problematic. There's a difference between dealing with one or two persons trying to take a picture and having to walk in the road or do like in a steeplechase because there's a horde blocking the path.

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The overtourism of Prague has gotten out of hand.

  8. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live in the biggest tourist destination city in Canada.
    This is a _very_ expensive place. Most regular citizens can’t afford to live/work here, so the tourists tend to be rich Amercians who come by yacht, or rich asians/Indians/etc who fly private or first class. Most of them know how to behave, so there’s never really much friction with the locals.
    Civilized tourists = good
    nagger tourists = bad

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Taking selfies is nagger behavior now?
      The gatekeeping around the "proper way to travel" on this board is astounding.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Taking selfies is nagger behavior now?
        Correct. Sophisticated people take well though out and composed photographs.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        im sure selfies makes locals seethe but the tipping point was street shitting

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The gatekeeping around the "proper way to travel" on this board is astounding.
        SighSee has always been infected with the whole "STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE" mindset. PArt of it is trolling, part of it is suincere rage that people like different things, and travel in different ways. No real way to know the proportions.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you get to banff by yacht?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        That’s what I was thinking

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are a "man" who takes selfies, you should kys.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      how will i have photos for dating apps to coom in asia?

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    NIMBYism, fuck you I got mine behavior.

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine living in a town in Austria with a population of 400 that gets 10,000 visitors a day and complaining about it. I'd start a fucking business and make a million dollars a summer selling beer and hot dogs from a cart.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’d sometimes just want peace and quiet.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Then you move one town over where no one visits. I'll make the million bucks without you.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    > UNESCO-protected spot
    They’re really just give those to anyone nowadays, don’t they?

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand how this is supposed to specifically deter selfies -- what was the plan? It fucks up the view and makes the world a bit uglier for everybody, whether they are taking a selfie, a regular pic, or not taking a pic at all, whether they are tourists or Real Travelers (tm) or residents. And in any of those cases you can pretty much work around it by taking a few steps to the right or left. Was there some specific reason they did not want people standing exactly right there? It makes no sense.

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I find it pretty dumb, but I'd love it to backfire:
    >Selfie gets 'ruined' by the fence
    >Proceed to stick a big printout of the 'original' background mountains to said fence
    >Keep taking selfies now with the photo on the shelf

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