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An archipelago of 115 islands off the East African coast, the Seychelles have become massively popular for both “regular” tourists and royalty—yes, this is where William and Kate spent their honeymoon. Though tourism is the Seychelles’ biggest industry, its minister of tourism and culture, Alain St. Ange, said in April 2015 that work is underway to curb the number of annual visitors in order to protect its future. “We don’t want to demean the value of the Seychelles. We’re reaching 250,000…

An archipelago of 115 islands off the East African coast, the Seychelles have become massively popular for both “regular” tourists and royalty—yes, this is where William and Kate spent their honeymoon. Though tourism is the Seychelles’ biggest industry, its minister of tourism and culture, Alain St. Ange, said in April 2015 that work is underway to curb the number of annual visitors in order to protect its future. “We don’t want to demean the value of the Seychelles. We’re reaching 250,000…

A picturesque group of five villages along the Ligurian Sea, Cinque Terre is one of Italy's most popular sites. Italian officials, however, have recently announced their plans to cap the number of people who are allowed to visit, citing environmental concerns. Though 2.5 million travelers visited Cinque Terre in 2015, the number will be restricted to 1.5 million per year going forward.

A picturesque group of five villages along the Ligurian Sea, Cinque Terre is one of Italy's most popular sites. Italian officials, however, have recently announced their plans to cap the number of people who are allowed to visit, citing environmental concerns. Though 2.5 million travelers visited Cinque Terre in 2015, the number will be restricted to 1.5 million per year going forward.

As of May 2015, the number of visitors to Iceland had increased 76 percent over the same period in 2014, and in 2017, Iceland will have more American tourists than actual residents. Currently, the Icelandic Tourist Board and the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre are researching how “full” a site can get before detracting from the experience. “We have to realize that we can’t just build up natural sites endlessly," Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir, director general of the Icelandic Tourist Board, said in…

As of May 2015, the number of visitors to Iceland had increased 76 percent over the same period in 2014, and in 2017, Iceland will have more American tourists than actual residents. Currently, the Icelandic Tourist Board and the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre are researching how “full” a site can get before detracting from the experience. “We have to realize that we can’t just build up natural sites endlessly," Ólöf Ýrr Atladóttir, director general of the Icelandic Tourist Board, said in…

High on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan prides itself on “low volume, high-value” tourism. All foreign visitors—except those holding Indian, Maldivian, or Bangladeshi passports—must get a visa and book their holiday through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator. Visitors must also pay, in advance, the "minimum daily package" (either $200 or $250 a day, depending on the month) set by the Royal Government of Bhutan, via money transfer to the Tourism Council of Bhutan…

High on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan prides itself on “low volume, high-value” tourism. All foreign visitors—except those holding Indian, Maldivian, or Bangladeshi passports—must get a visa and book their holiday through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator. Visitors must also pay, in advance, the "minimum daily package" (either $200 or $250 a day, depending on the month) set by the Royal Government of Bhutan, via money transfer to the Tourism Council of Bhutan…

Santorini, the famed blue-and-white darling of the Cyclades, isn't shunning tourists altogether, but it is making some significant changes in the coming months: Hoping to stem the tide of cruise tourists, which reached 10,000 per day during peak season (May-September) last year, the island will in 2017 begin limiting the number of cruise ship visitors to 8,000 a day. (Fliers, take note: At present, there aren't any plans to limit the number of people who come to Santorini by air, since the…

Santorini, the famed blue-and-white darling of the Cyclades, isn't shunning tourists altogether, but it is making some significant changes in the coming months: Hoping to stem the tide of cruise tourists, which reached 10,000 per day during peak season (May-September) last year, the island will in 2017 begin limiting the number of cruise ship visitors to 8,000 a day. (Fliers, take note: At present, there aren't any plans to limit the number of people who come to Santorini by air, since the…

The perfect combination of location (set upon the island’s secluded northwestern shore) and luxury, the BodyHoliday has long been a favorite of honeymooners. There’s an award-winning spa (with 47 treatment rooms), three swimming pools, and a handful of excellent beachfront restaurants. But it’s the elegant lodgings—with luxe offerings like private balconies and pillow menus—that have couples tempted to extend their stay.Nightly rates: $$Nearest airport: Castries, 5 minutes

The perfect combination of location (set upon the island’s secluded northwestern shore) and luxury, the BodyHoliday has long been a favorite of honeymooners. There’s an award-winning spa (with 47 treatment rooms), three swimming pools, and a handful of excellent beachfront restaurants. But it’s the elegant lodgings—with luxe offerings like private balconies and pillow menus—that have couples tempted to extend their stay.Nightly rates: $$Nearest airport: Castries, 5 minutes

Located on a two-mile stretch of white sand just north of Cancún, Excellence Playa Mujeres has something for everyone. There’s a Greg Norman-designed golf course, ten international restaurants, a spectacular spa and seemingly endless all-inclusive activities that include everything from scuba diving to Spanish dance classes. When it’s time to unwind, retire to plush accommodations in one of the enormous suites—at 807 square feet or larger, they’re some of the largest in Cancún.Nightly…

Located on a two-mile stretch of white sand just north of Cancún, Excellence Playa Mujeres has something for everyone. There’s a Greg Norman-designed golf course, ten international restaurants, a spectacular spa and seemingly endless all-inclusive activities that include everything from scuba diving to Spanish dance classes. When it’s time to unwind, retire to plush accommodations in one of the enormous suites—at 807 square feet or larger, they’re some of the largest in Cancún.Nightly…

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