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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?  http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2014-01-20/international-tourism-exceeds-expectations-arrivals-52-million-2013

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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. http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/world/africa/maasai-master-chef/index.html?hpt=hp_c5  What do you think?