Taylor's FSLM Journals
Book Review: Becker, E. (2013). Overbooked: The Exploding Busmess of Tram and Tourism. New York: Simon & Schuster.

@ Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism

Online ISSN: 2710-6519

Jeetesh Kumar & Kashif Hussain

Becker, E. (2013). Overbooked: The Exploding Busmess of Tram and Tourism. New York: Simon & Schuster.

A desire to explore, find and become enriched still drives individuals to travel nowadays. The need for travel has made tourism the number one industry in several countries worldwide. The travel and business industry is one among the few industries contributing to a positive trade balance for the world’s economy. It is among the most important employers, developing workers in the least level and areas of experience. According to World Tourism Organisation, tourism is one of the world’s largest industries today; it is a key to development, prosperity and well-being for nations. By 2012, it had generated 9% of direct, indirect and induced impact on GDP, employed 1 person in every 11 jobs and expended USD 1.3 trillion in exports with 6% of worldwide exports. Moreover, it had grown from 25 million international. tourists in 1950 to 1,035 million in 2012 while having 5-6 million of domestic tourists generating USD 1,075 billion international tourism receipts and further it is forecasted that there will be 1.8 billion international tourists in 2030 (UNWI’O, 2012).