Travel and Tourism

The growth paradox: can tourism ever be sustainable?

Tourists visit the Great Wall on the third day of the seven-day national day holiday, on the outskirts of Beijing, October 3, 2014. The national day holiday, known by many Chinese as "the Golden Week" for travel, started on October 1 this year, celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. According to a prediction by the China Tourism Academy, a total of 480 million trips are expected to be made by travellers within these seven days, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken October 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR48XW4

'Travellers tend to arrive in increasing numbers and flock to the same locations' Image: REUTERS/Stringer

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