No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism - Review
Title: The No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism
Author: Pamela Nowicka
Length: 144 pages
First line of the book: “Being a tourist is easy but tourism is complex.”
Summary: [From back cover] Pamela Nowicka explores the third biggest industry in the world (after oil and narcotics). Taking the reader on a trip through the early days of travel, up to the first package tours and today’s mass tourism, she argues that we in the West could help more by travelling less and being more aware and discerning when we do travel. This compelling and fascinating book will show you the hidden impacts of tourism.
How you found the book: Bought it at the Between the Lines booth at Word on the Street Toronto.
Opinion: Overall I think this is a good book. It feature a lot of graphs and sidebars that explain her points in further detail or demonstrate them by use of anecdotes. I do feel that the rhetoric gets a bit repetitive, especially since I studied this topic before. However it is indeed a great guide.
Recommend? If you have never read analysis about the harmful impact of tourism, then yes, I absolutely recommend this book. If you are already familiar with the subject, I suggest you skip to chapter 7 which provides practical tips on how you can make a difference.