07 January 2014

Gringo Trails ~ On Impact of Tourism on Planet

CNN's Zoe Li spotlights new documentary Gringo Trails asking Is tourism destroying the world?
"A film more than a decade in the making by American anthropologist Pegi Vail, looks at the effect of the unplanned or mismanaged growth of the tourism industry in developing countries. Using dramatic examples from different continents, such as the devastating impact of hedonistic full moon beach parties on Thailand's Koh Pha Ngan island, the film is moving and informative, if sometimes elementary. [...] for the uninitiated it serves as a 78-minute, around-the-world guilt trip revealing the frequent callousness of the tourism industry and how it implicates everyone."

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