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Overbooked: the consequences of travel

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Overbooked: the consequences of travel

Travel is $3 billion a day industry. While it is commonly assumed to be a natural economic development tool, longtime New York Times travel writer Elizabeth Becker makes the case that travel – whether for work or pleasure – can have detrimental economic effects. Niala talks to Becker about her new book, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, an expose of the travel industry. When book your vacations, do you think about the economic impact that tourism has on the places your visit? (Photo: Bob Brant)

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