THE RISE OF THE TOURIST PLEDGE
With the issue of “overtourism” becoming increasingly pertinent, a growing number of countries are asking overseas visitors to sign a pledge when they arrive.
Last year South Pacific nation of Palau began refusing entry to anyone who did not agree, in writing, to “preserve and protect” the idyllic archipelago. Prohibited activities include touching coral and collecting shells. The Icelandic Pledge, meanwhile – voluntary, rather than enshrined in