How ‘traveling like a local’ can help cities fight overtourism | Janek Rubes | TEDxDrewUniversity

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In this humorous talk, Janek Rubes describes his experience living in Prague – a city with over 300 times more tourists than locals in its center. He also shares what he is doing to fight scammers, cut excessive amounts of love locks, and promote an authentic and truly local experience to visitors of the Czech capital. Janek Rubeš is a Czech reporter and filmmaker. Forbes magazine ranked him in 2016 as one of the top 30 most talented people in the Czech Republic below the age of 30. He studied at the Film School in Písek in 2008, and subsequently at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín from 2011 to 2014 with a degree in marketing. He worked on shows Prague vs. Crooks and Honest Guide going tens of millions of views globally on various platforms. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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