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Description - The Final Call by Leo Hickman

No industry in the world employs more people or is the world's largest foreign currency earner than tourism. Long billed as the cleanest industry for developing countries to invest in, tourism seems to offer everyone involved a positive experience. This is the official line, anyway. In truth, the reality is much more complex . For The Final Call Hickman travels the world on a range of holidays to find out what this industry is really like. We hear from everyone - the holidaymaker, the hotel manager, the waitress, the disillusioned travel agent, the exploited prostitute and the angry local politician to discover what they don't tell you in the glossy brochures. Behind the sunny facade of pools, smiling locals, sightseeing trips and exquisite cuisine is an ugly reality and it is spreading unchecked to all corners of the globe. But none of us are going to stop holidaying and at the heart of this is a heartfelt attempt to discover the best way to holiday wherever you are.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905811069
ISBN-10: 1905811063
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Eden Project Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Leo Hickman

Leo Hickman is a journalist and editor at the Guardian, and writes a weekly column on ethical living. He is also the author of A Life Stripped Bare- my year trying to live ethically and How to Buy, and editor of A Good Life- The Guide to Ethical Living. Leo lives in Cornwall with his wife Jane, and their three children.

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