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 foreign vacations and operations.
- Elizabeth Becker, former senior foreign editor at NPR and author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism.