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, for her part, is facilitating the conversation everywhere from BBC World News to forums at George Washington University, all the while showing just how dynamic the discussion around overtourism can and should be—travel is an industry, she reminds us, and a large part of ethical travel is considering the bones and people of a place we’re visiting.
Conde Nast Traveler names Elizabeth Becker one of the people changing how we travel
Because of her trailblazing “OVERBOOKED:The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism,” Becker was called on of the “wandering renegades redirecting the global compass.”
“She was, by all accounts, ahead of the curve: ……travel is an industry, she reminds us, and a large part of ethical travel is considering the bones and people of a place we’re visiting. How can we travel responsibly? How to really see the heart of a place, without compromising it for the travelers who’ll follow—and the people who remain?…. These are all questions to ask, and we have Becker to thank for them.”