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Elizabeth Becker presents Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism
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Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage.

7/29/2014
When: 7/29/2014
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
(at Q Street)
Washington, District of Columbia  20036
United States
Presenter: Woman's National Democratic Club & Elizabeth Becker
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Elizabeth Becker presents Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TIME: 11:30am - Bar opens; 12:15pm - Lunch; 1-2pm - Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: 
$20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

 

Karen DeYoung is senior national security correspondent and an associate editor of the Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London, a correspondent covering the White House, US foreign policy and the intelligence community as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor.

Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. Becker travels the world to take the measure of the business. She has won awards from the Robert Kennedy Book Awards, the Overseas Press Club, and Dupont Columbia, and was part of the New York Timesstaff that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for public service. She is the author of three books on Southeast Asia. She will be introduced by Karen DeYoung, senior national security correspondent and associate editor of theWashington Post, who has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London, and covered the White House, U.S. foreign policy, and the intelligence committee. She has served as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor, and foreign editor. The book will be available for purchase and signing. 

Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW (at Q St.)
Washington, DC 20036

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