Here's how Uber, Airbnb and Instagram are contributing to 'overtourism'


Over the summer, my wife and I travelled with our two young kids on a two-week vacation through Europe. It wasn't as highfalutin as it sounds.

In London, our Airbnb had ample skylights — which rendered the place all but uninhabitable during Europe’s heat wave. In Paris, our charming home-share had a cavernous hole in the ceiling of the entryway, revealing load-bearing beams that appeared to have been rotting since Napoleon’s reign. And in Amsterdam, our Airbnb advertised a kids’ bedroom stocked with toys.....

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