New Internationalist

The Facts

July 1993

new internationalist
issue 245 - July 1993

Tourism - the Facts

BOOK YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN!
On current trends tourism will be the largest industry in the world by the end of the decade. Its growth has been spectacular but under-scrutinized. Tourism in developing countries, so heavily touted as a benefit by the tourist industry, cuts both ways. Here are some basic facts about who travels in the global village and where the money goes: the true price of tourism, and who pays.

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1 World Tourism Organization
2 World Development Report, World Bank, 1992
3 Hotels Magazine, July 1992.
4 David Harrison (ed), Tourism and the less developed countries, Belhaven Press, London, 1992
5 Philip English The Great Escape: an examination of North-South Tourism, North-South Institute 1986
6 M Sinclair & M J Stabler (eds) The Tourism Industry; An International Analysis CAB International 1991
7 Economist Intelligence Unit. Tourism Reports No.1 1993
8 Thai Institute for Development & Administration, Bangkok, reported in The Nation 13th March 1990

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