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Tourism is Growing, says the UNWTO

A UN report states that tourism is growing faster than expected. Do you consider this to be good news? Here are some good questions to ask: Is the growth sustainable? Do the benefits extend beyond wealthy owners? What about local communities?


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Interesting topic; horrible coverage

“Blood drinking tribe turn gourmet chefs” reads the teaser caption on the CNN website. The article itself is a bit more respectful than the sensationalized title. Still, one would hope CNN could rise above this. The article covers Maasai youth in Kenya being trained for culinary jobs in high-end tourist resorts.  What do you think?