Overbooked by Elizabeth Becker

Featured Article: The Revolt Against Tourism

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COPENHAGEN — AS we glide under a bridge on the city canal tour, our guide announces that we have entered a quiet zone. “This is a residential area,” she says, nodding toward balconies where Danes are enjoying coffee — or maybe wine. “I’ll resume talking in five minutes.”

Denmark is one of the world’s top destinations for conferences and a mainstay of trans-Atlantic cruise ships. Attracted by noir detective series and fashionable cuisine, nine million tourists last year visited this city, a record for Denmark, which has fewer than six million people….READ MORE


Testifying at Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial – February 2015

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BY GEORGE WRIGHT | FEBRUARY 10, 2015
U.S. journalist Elizabeth Becker on Monday recounted dramatic stories at the Khmer Rouge tribunal of meeting Pol Pot in 1978 on a trip to Cambodia and later being awoken by gunshots as an academic in her traveling party was murdered.

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About Elizabeth Becker

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.” She has reported on international and national affairs as a correspondent at the New York Times and the Washington Post and was the senior foreign editor of National Public Radio.

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"Becker writes history as history should be written"—The Financial Times