No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism

No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism

By Pamela Nowicka



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Many people like to take a break by exploring somewhere new, whether it’s with just a backpack or with a fleet of luggage. But there is more to a holiday that visiting “attractions,” sampling local foods, and napping in a hammock. Being a tourist is easy—tourism is complex.

In this No-Nonsense Guide, Pamela Nowicka explores the third largest industry in the world (after oil and narcotics) and its profound economic, social, and environmental impacts. Taking the reader on a trip from the early days of travel to the first package tours and on to today’s mass tourism, she argues that without a greater commitment to equitable and sustainable practices, tourists of all stripes will continue to be part of the problem, not the solution.

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A concise, readable overview of contemporary tourism from a critical perspective.

– Labour / Le Travail


Foreword by Equations
Chapter 1 What is Tourism?
Chapter 2 Tourism as 'Development'
Chapter 3 Inside the Tourist
Chapter 4 Trouble in Paradise
Chapter 5 The New Colonialism
Chapter 6 Tourism as Politics
Chapter 7 New Tourism