Elizabeth Becker’s latest book is Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism. As the international economics correspondent for The New York Times, she reported from Europe, Asia, and South America on trade, agriculture, and international finance. She began her career as a war correspondent in Cambodia for The Washington Post. She was the senior foreign editor at National Public Radio, and has won awards from the Robert Kennedy Book Awards, Overseas Press Club, and Dupont-Columbia and was part of the New York Times staff that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for public service. She was a Goldstein fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, where she began her research on the travel industry.  She is the author of three books on Southeast Asia, has lived in Asia and Europe, and travels extensively.

Come Fly Away

Foreign travel has doubled in less than 20 years, but Overbooked author Elizabeth Becker says our summer trips are destroying the places we most love—like Venice, Cambodia, and the Taj Mahal.