Visitkhatulistiwa.co – The tourism media from the United States, Fodor’s Travel, launched a list of destinations to visit and it is better not to be visited in 2020.
Interestingly, in the list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited in 2020 or No List, Fodor’s Travel lists Bali as one of the destinations on the list.
“Bali, the most visited island in Indonesia has suffered the effects of mass tourism in recent years, until the government imposes a tourist tax to help combat the effects of (mass tourism) on the environment,” the Fodors.com website quoted.
Fodor’s Travel said, Bali in 2017 was declared a rubbish emergency area due to too much plastic waste on the beach and waters.
“The Bali Environment Agency notes that the island produces 3,800 tons of garbage every day, with only 60 percent ending up in landfills. A clear observation for anyone visiting the island,” Fodor’s Travel wrote.
Another thing that is the focus of Fodor’s Travel is the scarcity of clean water in Bali due to the construction of villas and golf courses that have an impact on local farmers.
Also obscene tourist behavior, especially in the central shrine of the worship center, has made authorities in Bali try to make regulations and guidelines.
“Tourists who visit religious sites wear swimsuits, climb holy sites, and generally do not respect cultural customs and norms,” wrote Fodor’s Travel.
Other famous destinations on the No List list
tourists after surfing pass beside the garbage pile during the west wind season on the coast of Kuta, Bali, Friday (12/14/2018). Due to the occurrence of the west wind season in the waters of Bali has an impact on the amount of rubbish that was washed away by ocean currents so that it accumulates on the coast of Kuta tourist area.
Besides Bali, there are still other famous destinations in the world that are not recommended by Fodor’s Travel to visit in 2020. The destinations such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hanoi Train Street or train lines in Hanoi, Vietnam, Barcelona in Spain, and Big Sur in California.
No List or a list of destinations that are better considered not to be visited from Fodor’s Travel focuses on environmental, ethical, and sometimes political issues.
“For this year, as we do every year, we focus on destinations and issues that make us take a short breakthe underlying problems are the problems that we will face in the next decade, “writes Fodor’s Travel.
At the end it is written that the decision is left to the reader because the reader is planning his own trip.
“Therefore, what is shown in the No List is not a prohibited list. Instead, this is a promise when we actually discuss the destination mentioned here, in an amazing place, we will travel responsibly,” Fodor’s Travel wrote.
Fodor’s Travel is a tourism medium that began with a travel guide book with a forerunner in 1936 in London, England. In 1949, Fodor’s modern travel guide book was produced in France.
Then, in 1996 the official website of Fodor’s Travel was created. Furthermore, in 2016 this site was acquired by an internet company in California, United States.