20 Feb, 2016
The tourism sector has arguably been one of the biggest casualties of the global financial crash; as hotels and resorts struggle to stay afloat and visiting figures have plummeted. But, whilst many businesses are desperately trying to increase visitors, resort towns in Italy are doing the very opposite and are reportedly banning tourists.
Cinque Terre is comprised of five brightly coloured and picturesque fishing villages which host some 2.5 million tourists each year. This number is more than the villages can bear and locals fear that their community is being swamped by tourism, The Local reports.