The travel business is booming and many Americans are taking the plunge to explore the world.
But some cities are cracking down and telling certain travelers, “Thanks, but no thanks”.
In fact, some places are so fed up with certain tourists that they’re actually banning them.
From entitled freeloaders to out-of-control party goers – here are the top three types of tourists who are in for a rude awakening on their next vacation.
Backpackers And “Begpackers”
Millennials intoxicated with wanderlust are determined to travel the world and post all kinds of pictures – all so their friends working real jobs back home can see just how “awesome” their life is.
Jumping on the minimalist bandwagon, they fit their most prized possessions into a backpack and boast about how they need “so little” to explore the world.
Except… these same backpackers have turned into “begpackers” – and they are annoying everyone.
These delusional begpackers ask complete strangers to fund their travel – as if everyone is eagerly waiting to throw their hard-earned cash away so some jobless punk kid can jump off a cliff into crystal clear blue water and then post about it on Instagram.
Countries are really cracking down on these glorified hustlers.
Dennis Tolkach, an assistant professor at a Hotel and Tourism school in Hong Kong recently told CNN about the latest move to stop these begpackers from traveling.
“Bali isn’t the only destination to be cracking down. Tolkach says that border officers in Thailand may ask for proof that a potential visitor has enough money for their stay, and Hong Kong has got stricter on the “visa run” that backpackers used to do — traveling to nearby Macau for the day to “reset” their visa stay.”
Nothing makes hotels more nervous than a rowdy group of men – and hey, sometimes the ladies – determined to throw an “epic” bachelor/bachelorette party for their friend.
What starts out as good intentions often leads to drunken stumbling around the hallways of a hotel and causing a ruckus – or calling the front desk at 2am and not understanding the kitchen is closed.
And the truth is, many bachelor/bachelorette parties often end with drama – whether it’s a bridesmaid who’s had too much to drink and begins sobbing that she’s “never going to get married” or a drunken groomsman who gets a little too friendly with the ladies.
Places are all about welcoming business – but they don’t want drama.
Cities know if they become a destination hub for wild bachelor/bachelorette parties – families and couples will stay far away.
There’s nothing more annoying while traveling than encountering a massive group of tourists – all trying to take photos and selfies of the same thing and crowding up the areas we want to see most.
Many of them, bless their hearts, have no clue how to travel – and often forgo certain known rules like standing to one side of the escalator so other travelers can walk up or down – or not preparing ahead of time and walking up to a restaurant thinking they’ll get seated right away.
And let’s face it – if we’re trying to enjoy a nice relaxing dinner and there’s a large table next to us full of loud, overly-excited people – it forces us to shout just as loud to the person sitting across from us.
Other cities agree, and CNN reported places like Barcelona have banned groups over 15 from shopping at a famous food market during peak hours because locals were irritated at the disruption of their normal shopping.
Large groups of tourists sometimes forget that people actually live in these cities they’re overtaking.
The Travel Game Has Changed
Hey listen, we are not trying to discourage people from venturing out.
We think every Proud American should travel and see the world.
But we do think there needs to be a basic level of respect while traveling.
And we don’t think millennial travel enthusiasts should expect to be funded on our dime.
We work hard so we can play hard.
And when we’re on vacation, we want to actually relax without a young begpacker trying to hustle us for cash or a group of drunken bachelors telling us their life stories.
But from the sounds of it, cities around the world are in agreement, and we can expect to see further crackdowns on these unwanted tourists.
Have you ever come across these types of tourists during your travel adventures?
Which annoy you the most?
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