2 edition of Overbooked found in the catalog.
Written in English
Travel is no longer a past-time but a colossal industry, arguably one of the biggest in the world and second only to oil in importance for many poor countries. One out of twelve people in the world are employed by the tourism industry which contributes $6.5 trillion to the world"s economy. To investigate the size and effect of this new industry, the author traveled the globe. She speaks to the Minister of Tourism of Zambia who thinks licensing foreigners to kill wild animals is a good way to make money and then to a Zambian travel guide who takes her to see the rare endangered sable antelope. She travels to Venice where community groups are fighting to stop the tourism industry from pushing them out of their homes, to France where officials have made tourism their number one industry to save their cultural heritage; and on cruises speaking to waiters who earn $60 a month, then on to Miami to interview their CEO. Her sharp depiction reveals travel as a product; nations as stewards. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, the world offers a dizzying range of travel options but very few quiet getaways. -- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -425) and index.
|LC Classifications||G155.A1 B382 2013|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 448 pages|
|Number of Pages||448|
|LC Control Number||2012032848|
Overbooked is a volunteer project undertaken by Ann Chambers Theis: Overbooked does not necessarily endorse any commercial providers (or their products and services) linked to from this web site. Overbooked was the winner of the Louis Shores - Greenwood Publishing Award: to recognize excellence in book reviewing and other media for libraries. Apr 11, · You may have seen an airline offer someone $ to voluntarily give up their seat on a flight because they are overbooked. They are expensive to re-book, and if .
Mar 01, · Overbooked is a comprehensive study of the state of tourism. She hails its successes and points out its failures. She also gives concrete solutions to some of the issues concerning recreational travel.4/5(1). ‘During that time, most hotels are hopelessly overbooked, traffic jams are the order of the day, and prices are up while the level of service is way down.’ ‘But most flights are already overbooked because of the Thai New Year.’ ‘If the hotel is overbooked, stay put by the front desk and politely but firmly ask a supervisor for a room.’.
In some chapters, Overbooked explores the origins and history of tourism and the role that it plays in national economies. In others, we visit countries that are doing tourism right and wrong. The book's structure is a bit haphazard and seems to be dictated more by Becker's travels than any linear narrative. Welcome to overBooked! My name is Amanda and I am constantly trying to find time to read all the books! I want to be able to discuss them with you all here!.
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Overbooked: timely* information about fiction (all genres) and readable nonfiction for ravenous and omnivorous readers. Notes* Apologies to all for the unexpected hiatus and the lack of timely updates during - Mar 01, · Overbooked is a unique piece of work that reads as a travelogue, story telling anchored in history, a telling narrative of the present of destinations that Becker visited and finally a futuristic warning of the fate of these destinations if tourism is not done the right way/5.
Despite some drawbacks, Overbooked emerges as a vital and compelling book that shines light on an important global issue. Even if it might not offer many solutions, it. You will never book a room, ascend the Eiffel Tower, or see the sites in quite the same way again.
Zachary Karabell. A comprehensive, often alarming, and sometimes puzzling examination of an oft-invisible powerhouse Overbooked succeeds in demonstrating the growing heft of the travel industry and the numerous problems that are associated 5/5.
Overbooked appeals to a wide audience: those who make the billion trips annually; those who have a stake in the places impacted, sometimes for better, but all too often for worse, by those travelers’ visits; and all who have a stake in the global economy.” – New York Journal of BooksReleased on: February 23, Apr 16, · Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $ trillion of the world’s economy.
In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage.3/5(3). Overbooked is a comprehensive study of the state of tourism. She hails its successes and points out its failures.
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Elizabeth Becker, is the award winning journalist and author of “OVERBOOKED,The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism” and the classic “WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, a history of the Khmer Rouge and modern Cambodia.”. Mar 01, · The first thing that’s likely to happen with an overbooked flight is the gate attendant will ask people to volunteer to take another flight.
They’ll sweeten the deal by offering a travel voucher, often beginning at $ and then continually increasing if people don’t volunteer. Overbooking a flight means that airlines will accept a few additional reservations for seats on a flight beyond the aircraft's seating capacity.
An oversale takes place when more confirmed Customers check in ontime and show up for the flight than our aircraft will accommodate, leaving one or more confirmed Customers without a seat.
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As you can see, no one chain is the only offender when it comes to overbooking — and it happens more often than you might think. Of course, no one wants it to happen to them, but sometimes it’s inevitable, especially if you’re traveling when there’s a lot going on at your akikopavolka.com: Emily Mcnutt.
Apr 10, · Part of the problem, at least, comes from the often-overlooked policy that allows airlines to stop passengers from boarding a plane if it's overbooked.
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We want you to experience different genres and worlds through books. Apr 10, · Overbooking does happen, and according to guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Transportation it is not illegal. Most airlines, DOT notes, overbook scheduled flights to compensate for.Apr 16, · Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker book review.
Click to read the full review of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Stephen Roulac.Overselling or overbooking is sale of a volatile good or service in excess of actual supply. Overselling is a common practice in the travel and hospitality sectors, in which it is expected that some people will cancel.
The practice occurs as an intentional business strategy where sellers expect that some buyers will not consume all of the resources they are entitled to, or that some buyers.