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A Traveler’s nightmare: 13 Places where tourists far outnumber locals

Any world voyager worth their salt will tell you the best part of traveling anywhere is living among and interacting with the locals.

Eating what they eat. Living where they live. Totally immersing yourself in the culture.

There’s nothing better.

And there’s almost nothing worse than showing up to your destination only to learn that it’s actually just one big tourist trap—packed with fanny-pack-wearing crowds experiencing the world through the camera on their phones.

In an effort to help you avoid this all-too-common travel disaster, The Telegraph has revealed 51 destinations where annual tourists outnumber the locals.

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And in some places, it’s by a lot.

Take a look at the list below and you may want to rethink a few bucket-list destinations. If you must go, at least be sure to visit during off-peak tourist season.

13 destinations where tourists outnumber locals at least 5-to-1

1. Andorra

Annual tourists per resident: 33.53

2. Macao

Annual tourists per resident: 24.79

3. British Virgin Islands

Annual tourists per resident: 12.82

4. Turks and Caicos Islands

Annual tourists per resident: 10.43

5. Aruba

Annual tourists per resident: 10.32

6. Monaco

Annual tourists per resident: 8.72

7. Northern Mariana Islands

Annual tourists per resident: 8.35

8. Guam

Annual tourists per resident: 7.91

9. Bahrain

Annual tourists per resident: 7.59

10. Saint Maarten

Annual tourists per resident: 7.14

11. Palau

Annual tourists per resident: 6.62

12. Cayman Islands

Annual tourists per resident: 6.39

13. US Virgin Islands

Annual tourists per resident: 5.81

 

Source: Revealed: The 51 destinations where tourists outnumber locals

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