Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel: The Paving of Paradise and What You Can Do to Stop It

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Deborah McLaren presents a comprhensive overview of the history and global development of tourism, often considered the largest industry in the world today. No study of the globalization of the world's economy and industry can afford to ignore the impact that tourism is having in an ever shrinking world where wealth is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands- and within this important book the impact of tourism is thoroughly explored.

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Mclaren presents a comprehensive overview of the history and global development of tourism, often considered the largest instustry in the world, an industry that has promised great benefits to hosts and guests alike while on occasion causing damage to local host communities and the environment. -- Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and Environment 97/98

Sparked by the early experience of a tourist excursion to Jamaica gone awry, author Deborah McLaren's personal dedication to challenging the policies and practices of the international tourist industry has grown more radical and more impassioned...

The first two chapters provide an overview of tourism (especially as it affects countries in thr global South) and the "promises of tourism." The next two chapters lay out the adverse effects of tourism (on both "guests" and "hosts") in colorfoul detail. Chapter 5 makes a strong case for "rethinking" ecotravel (which, although different-and laudable- in intent, is equally damaging to the environment); chapter 6 broadens this argument, arguing that the entire industry needs to be rethought, from top to bottom. McLaren provides a wealth of resources for use by those who wish to join in the campaign to rethink tourism. -- WorldViews, October-December 1998

This publication covers the history and global development of the largest industry in the world that has promised great benefits to hosts and guests. Author Deborah McLaren argues that the industry can result in stark and painful consequences for local host communities and the environment. A bibliography, resource list and index are included. The author is the director of the Rethinking Tourism Project, a nonprofit educational alliance that supports indigenous self-development, and a columnist who writes about the environment and socially responsible tourism for Transitions Abroad. -- Monday Developments, July 6, 1998

Useful information about the global tourism industry and creative alternatives. Use some of the hundreds of resources listed in this book and you will never travel the same way again. -- Transitions Abroad, Nov-Dec 1999

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