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Social media to thank for global overtourism crisis

Apps like Instagram shoehorning travellers to places and sites where locals bewail monumental damages from the influx.

Social media apps like Instagram are driving more people around the world to travel.

Cities like Rekyavik, or sites like Macchu Picchu, have seen an influx of visitors, including many eager to take that perfect selfie.

But some are concerned about the effect of the tourism boom.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.