Tourism is bad, let's finish it
We still only admit it in hushed terms: world tourism is in serious crisis. Six and a half million jobs cut. The majors of the American aeronautical transport in bankruptcy and the others threatened with it. Destinations wiped off the map. And the oil crisis will certainly not help the situation: no more five days and four nights in Petaouchnok for three francs six sous. Is it really a disaster? If you think about it, maybe not: the conditions in which tourists were transported deserved the attention of doctors, psychiatrists and lawyers. What were really the famous economic benefits of mass tourism? And the cultural fallout? Gerald Messadié demonstrates that, as it was practiced, tourism was most often no more than mental zapping which only enriched the hotel chains. And that tourism is the opposite of travel.
64 pages | ISBN: 9782914388337