The Travel-Industrial Complex
Over the river and through the woods? More like over the ocean and through the jungle. Since the Cold War ended, tourism has gone from a hobby of the rich to a $6.5 trillion global industry. In this hour, we’ll explore very nature of exploration–how the world’s penchant for travel affects environment and culture, and why some Americans are planning both Â foreign vacations and operations.
- Elizabeth Becker, formerÂ senior foreign editor at NPR and author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism.