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The Resource Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker

Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker

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Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism
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Overbooked
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the exploding business of travel and tourism
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Elizabeth Becker
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eng
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"Travel is no longer a past-time but a colossal industry, arguably one of the biggest in the world and second only to oil in importance for many poor countries. One out of 12 people in the world are employed by the tourism industry which contributes $6.5 trillion to the world's economy. To investigate the size and effect of this new industry, Elizabeth Becker traveled the globe. She speaks to the Minister of Tourism of Zambia who thinks licensing foreigners to kill wild animals is a good way to make money and then to a Zambian travel guide who takes her to see the rare endangered sable antelope. She travels to Venice where community groups are fighting to stop the tourism industry from pushing them out of their homes, to France where officials have made tourism their number one industry to save their cultural heritage; and on cruises speaking to waiters who earn $60 a month--then on to Miami to interview their CEO. Becker's sharp depiction reveals travel as a product; nations as stewards. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, the world offers a dizzying range of travel options but very few quiet getaways"--
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Title
Overbooked
Creator
Summary
Though the travel industry is relatively new, it's a trillion-dollar business, one of the largest in the world. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker presents a sobering assessment of what that means for the world economy, the environment, local cultures, historical sites, and individuals. From cruises to safaris -- and traveling everywhere from Costa Rica to France -- she unveils how the industry's shiny surfaces sometimes hide seedy underpinnings, including government corruption and sex trafficking. - Description by Dawn Towery
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10175933
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Dewey number
338.4/791
Index
no index present
LC call number
G155.A1
LC item number
B382 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the exploding business of travel and tourism
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Elizabeth Becker
Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker

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