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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
Title
Overbooked
Title remainder
the exploding business of travel and tourism
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Becker
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Elizabeth
Dewey number
338.4/791
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G155.A1
LC item number
B382 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • Tourism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • TRAVEL / General
Label
Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/992/9781439160992/image/lgcover.9781439160992.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1412369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 448 pages
Isbn
9781439160992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012032848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412369
  • (OCoLC)800024781
Label
Overbooked : the exploding business of travel and tourism, Elizabeth Becker
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/992/9781439160992/image/lgcover.9781439160992.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1412369
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 448 pages
Isbn
9781439160992
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012032848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1412369
  • (OCoLC)800024781

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