Item description for The No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism (No-Nonsense Guides) by Pamela Nowicka...
This guide demystifies the often invisible impacts of global tourism, one of the biggest industries in the world, from labor conditions to development by stealth, to the role of elites and the cultural impacts on both the visitor and the visited.
It also takes in themes such as the gap year and the role of travel and vacations in Western cultures, and examines the "happy smiling faces" syndrome and asks whether this is just a reworking of old colonial relationships.
Pamela Nowicka is a journalist and consultant writing on numerous tourism and ethics subjects.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.85" Width: 4.33" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher New Internationalist
ISBN 190445660X ISBN13 9781904456605
Availability 0 units.
More About Pamela Nowicka
Pamela is a journalist and consultant with Tourism Concern, a charity that works with communities in destination countries to reduce social and environmental problems. She has written on numerous tourism and ethics subjects
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Disturbing. Jan 5, 2008
The tourism industry is changing the world. It is easy to assume that tourism in the "Global South" (i.e. Africa, Latin America, Southern/Central Asia, the Mideast) is beneficial to impoverished people. Unfortunately, this assumption is largely false. As this book shows, the relationship is largely exploitative, and the local poor often gain far less than they lose. For socially conscious people who enjoy travel, this is an absolute must read.