This post might be a foregone conclusion for some, but the UK’s The Guardian featured a column about how Instagram is ruining travel – specifically, the most popular places in the world are so ubiquitous on the platform that they are becoming “unpopular” with tourists.
The columnist, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, recounts a recent trip to Sri Lanka and the hordes of selfie-obsessed tourists she encountered along the way.
She goes on to say that the “Instagrammability” of a certain location is of top priority to millenial travelers.
Let that sink in for a moment – the random opinions of strangers and their ability to tap on a photo catapults over other considerations when planning a vacation for millennial travelers.
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