跳島旅遊盛行 綠島民眾抱怨:太多遊客了!| Too many tourists? Green Island residents complain against ‘overtourism’

【看CP學英文】由於新型冠狀肺炎的關係,世界各地許多國家的民眾都無法在暑假期間出遊。但在台灣,因為有政府積極的防疫政策,我們仍然可以在國內開心地旅遊。

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, summer travel is impossible in the foreseeable future for many students and families. But here in Taiwan, thanks to the proactive measures taken by the government, we are able to travel domestically without the fear of being infected.

今年暑假是國內旅遊旺季,不但國籍航空公司使用國際大機型飛航國內航線,同時也有綠島居民抱怨遊客太多的情況。

Domestic tourism is so popular that in addition to airlines operating large international jets to outlying islands like Penghu, reports have also emerged of Green Island residents being overwhelmed by surging tourist numbers.

根據中央社報導,過去11天,綠島出現了60,000名旅客,是當地人口的60倍。根據媒體報導,有些綠島居民對遊客違法停放機車的行為、以及超市很多物品缺貨的情況感到不滿。

Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported over the weekend that Green Island saw 60,000 visitors over the past 11 days, roughly 60 times the island’s population. According to Chinese-language media, local residents have been complaining about illegal scooter parking by tourists, in addition to product shortages in stores.

同時,台東跟綠島之間的交通也大爆滿,不管是飛機還是船班,都出現8月6號以前一位難求的情況。因此所帶來的交通不便,也導致綠島的一些居民有所抱怨。

Some residents are upset by the completely full flights and ferries granting them access to Taitung to the main island, with tickets for transportation reportedly being sold out until Aug. 8.

綠島附近的另外一個島嶼,蘭嶼,也出現遊客過多的情況,上個月還曾因為遊客人數過多,因而導致跳電三次。

A nearby island, Orchid Island, is also experiencing signs of “overtourism”, having suffered through three power outrages last month.