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This guide demystifies the often invisible impacts of global tourism, one of the biggest industries in the world. From labour 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 like the gap year, 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pamela Nowicka is a journalist and consultant who has working with organizations such as 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.