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Aboriginal elders gather for a ceremony ahead of a permanent ban on climbing Uluru.

Tourist attractions that became obsolete in 2019

These six tourist attractions closed this year — in some cases after more than a century of serving tourists and locals alike.
Dubrovnik, Croatia, has been struggling with overtourism due to its popularity with "Game of Thrones" fans.

The Croatian city featured in ‘Game of Thrones’ is so flooded with tourists that it may ban new restaurants. It’s one of many cities...

A ban on new restaurants could be Dubrovnik's next line of next defense against overtourism caused in large part by "Game of Thrones."
RIP Toys R Us.

9 tourist destinations that became obsolete in the 2010s

Over the last 10 years, we've had to say goodbye to some iconic attractions. Here are nine beloved tourist sites that disappeared in this decade.
An ambulance is seen leaving the Tham Luang Nang Non cave last year, with a boy rescued from inside the flooded cave.

The Thai cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for 17 days has now reopened as a tourist attraction

Visitors can now get a sense of the environment where the daring three-day rescue mission to extract the Thai soccer team took place.

26 places most tourists overlook that are worth adding to your bucket list

Some of these countries have been long overlooked by tourists simply because of their location near tourist hot spots.
These travel destinations are not tourist hotspots yet, but they could be.

26 places most tourists overlook that are worth adding to your bucket list

Some of these countries have been long overlooked by tourists simply because of their location near tourist hot spots.
The Palau Pledge is the only one that is stamped into visitors' passports.

9 places where tourists are so terrible they’re now being asked to sign ‘tourism pledges’ promising they will behave better

It seems like every day comes with a new example of travelers behaving badly. Now, destinations are fighting back by instituting "tourist pledges."
Justin Bieber's music video led to the destruction of a famous canyon in Iceland.

20 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism

From damaging monuments to overcrowding neighborhoods, tourists have caused some serious harm in these popular travel destinations.
It's almost as if Hallstatt was designed for Instagram.

I visited Hallstatt, the picture-perfect Austrian village that gets a million visitors a year, and it’s been completely ruined by selfie-taking ...

Everywhere I looked, people were taking selfies, and no one seemed to be appreciating the scenery at all.

Thousands of tourists line up for hours to climb Australia’s sacred Uluru rock before it is permanently closed after years of disrespect from to...

The massive rock in Australia's Northern Territory is considered to be a sacred site to the Anangu people who have lived there for over 30,000 years.