Tourists love 'live like a local' travel. Do locals?

Tourists love 'live like a local' travel. Do locals?

The way we travel has changed.

Forget travel agents and hotel concierges — the modern traveler uses smartphones with GPS, Airbnb and Instagram to plan an off-the-beaten-path trip.

And sure enough, it’s not hard to find business owners and locals who have benefitted economically from the boom. But the economic benefits of “live like a local” travel only tells part of the story. In Lisbon, the tourism boom has had ripple effects everywhere from the housing market to getting into the local lunch spot.

Quartz News travels to Lisbon to understand the full impact of ‘live like a local’ tourism.

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