You could be fined £724k for bad behaviour on holiday – as tourist hotspots ban 'loud talking and off-road walking'

NEXT time you behave badly on holiday, you could be hit with fines up to $1m (£724k).

Tourist hotspots which are sick of rude tourists are introducing new "good behaviour" pledges to stop anti-social visitors.

However, some of the behaviours deemed to be bad are fairly bland, including speaking too loudly, picking flowers and travelling off the road.

Iceland is one of the destinations to introduce the signed pledges, with the country struggling from overtourism pre-pandemic.

They have since introduced a "sustainability and responsbility" pledge which all visitors have to sign.

This includes rules which ban tourists from travelling off-road – an offence you can face local fines for – as well as walking to off-limit areas for selfies.

Visit Iceland's Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir told CNN Travel: "As we grow up in (Iceland), we learn how to be safe. But it's not a given that a visitor knows exactly how to behave in our wilderness."

This was first launched in 2017, although other countries have since followed suit.

Finland's Sustainable Pledge bans "loud talking" through the form of poetry:  "I shall also respect the lives of locals, and will be considerate with cameras or loud vocals."

While most of the pledges come with warnings or small fines, the pricest pledge could see you fined up to $1m.

Palau's Palau Pledge states: "Upon entry, visitors need to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically and culturally responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau's children and future generations of Palauans."

This includes not damaging the local marine life, not feeding fish and sharks, not taking fruit or flowers from gardens and not littering, not smoking in restricted areas.

The government are allowed to fine up to $1m for anyone who signs the pledge and ignores the regulations.

Other pledges are less strict – New Zealand's Tiaki Promise asks visitors to "respect the culture andcare for the land" while Hawaii's Pono Pledge is for both locals and tourists to respect the island.

The backlash against tourists has even been noticed in the UK – anti-holidaymaker grafitti has been cropping up across Cornwall.

And in Venice, new measures including charges for day-trippers and limits on daily visitors are being introduced.

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