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Insight Guides launches new ‘alternative-destination’ trips to help combat over-tourism

Insight Guides, the premium tailor-made trips provider and travel guide publisher, has released a list of bookable travel experiences designed to help ease over-tourism and champion lesser-visited but still spectacular destinations.

Insight Guides trips are created by travel experts who live in their destinations and create trip itineraries that include cultural excursions and activities. The local experts use their specialist knowledge of their area to create unique trips that can be customized by the traveler.

New trips are regularly added to the Insight Guides website and can be searched by the desired destination, budget, and type of traveler. Once a traveler has picked a trip, they are then put in direct contact with the local expert, who will organize everything for them.

Now, Insight Guides has released a number of trips to help travelers embrace the idea of visiting alternative destinations instead of the usual suspects, which in some cases is resulting in negative impacts on the local residents and environment.

Franziska Wirth, Insight Guides Trips Manager, says, “Overtourism is a problem for a number of places right now, and some cities such as Amsterdam and Venice are taking steps to actually reduce the amount of visitors they get. At Insight Guides, we understand why travelers are drawn to these fabulous places but we want to use our expertise to highlight alternative destinations that deserve their time in the sun. By encouraging our customers to travel to lesser-visited locations, we can help them discover places they wouldn’t necessarily know about whilst doing our bit to help local economies and residents experience the amazing benefits tourism can bring. It’s a win-win in our eyes.”

The exciting new trips are intended to draw visitors away from busy areas such as Paris, Cancun, and the popular West Ring-Road in Iceland, and help them have more relaxing and authentic travel experience in other areas of the respective country.

You can enquire and book trips directly via, where you will also find a full list of customizable itineraries. Customers can make an inquiry and speak to a local expert with no obligation.

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