With the rise of mass tourism and social media, we have entered a world of hyper-commodified travel. Entire cities are characterized only by the top 10 selfie backdrops. Is an authentic travel experience still possible?
As an adventurous traveler, I have always been intrigued by the question, "where do you recommend I go? It can be challenging to answer, given that different people have different interests. I want to create a simple model of how under or overrated a destination might be for different categories of tourists.
On the surface, this seems like a trivial question. When we look at international tourism flows, Paris stands at the top for a reason. Why would millions of people from around the world travel to see this particular city? The answer is both surprising but for reasons you already knew.