Quartz look into how increased tourism is affecting tiny countries around the world. In this documentary, they travel to the tiny nation of Palau to find out how they cope with ever increasing numbers of tourists.

 

The country is made up of a collection of islands in the Pacific Ocean and ranks among the smallest countries on earth. The tiny nation is a magnet for tourists, who come to look at the picturesque scenery and explore the stunning rock islands. Tourism forms a vital part of Palau’s economy, making up 50% of the nation’s GDP.

But in recent years, the country has seen more visitors than ever before, with a big chunk of them coming from China. Residents here are worried about the potential impact on the environment and strain on local resources. In this doc, we find out how the country is coping and learn about the effect that tourism can have on small countries like Palau. It’s an eye-opening documentary that shows us the local side of amazing holiday destinations.

Palau|Quartz|Documentary

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