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'Go home': Overtourism sparks backlash in Spain

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Economics 101, if high demand you can raise prices. Whatever the market will bear.

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Economics 101, if high demand you can raise prices. Whatever the market will bear.

And so what if long time residents end up being priced out of their homes and apartments and shortages of basic resources like water made worse?

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As a person living near Oxford UK I see the tourist problem every time I have to go there, it is mind boggling, they do not use the local shops but some times the cafes. Most just mill around the streets in large numbers getting in the way, and they contibute nothing but that.

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opheliajadefeldtToday  12:41 pm JST

As a person living near Oxford UK I see the tourist problem every time I have to go there, it is mind boggling, they do not use the local shops but some times the cafes. Most just mill around the streets in large numbers getting in the way, and they contibute nothing but that.

What is the appeal of Oxford to tourists?! It's a student town.

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@Metattokyo

Oxford has lots of beautiful buildings and has appeared in numerous television dramas, making it appeal to foreigners.

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Been to Spain a few times. A beautiful country. Since a don't live there, it is hard for me to comment on the over-tourism phenomenon. I remember the harbor area at Barcelona was so crowded that one could barely walk, and Alhambra was chock full of tourists, but with a World Heritage site, what does one expect?

I read that the citizens of Venice are pretty fed up, and the Vatican was very crowded.

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Been to Spain a few times. A beautiful country. 

The Canary Islands are Spanish islands off the coast of Africa.

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