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

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Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism
Title
Overbooked
Title remainder
the exploding business of travel and tourism
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Becker
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 twelve 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, the author 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. Her 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. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
338.4/791
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G155.A1
LC item number
B382 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker
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Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part i. The business : Tourism becomes an industry -- Part II. Cultural tourism: France, Venice and Cambodia : Les vacances -- Postcard from Venice -- Getting it wrong -- Part III. Consumer tourism: cruises and Dubai : Cruising: destination nowhere -- Desert fantasies -- Part IV. Nature tourism: Zambia, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka : Safari -- Becoming green -- Postcard from Sri Lanka: war, revolution, tourism -- Part V. The New Giant: China : Golden weeks -- The Chinese market. -- Part VI. The old giant: USA : America the exceptional
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24 cm
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x, 448 pages
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9781439161005
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(trade paperback)
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2012032848
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Master record variable field(s) change: 505
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