Overbooked by Elizabeth Becker
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“A meticulously reported and often disturbing expose of the travel industry”—The New York Times

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Elizabeth BeckerAbout 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.


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