Travel can broaden horizons, create new relationships, and restore the soul. But this $1.9 trillion industry comes with a real human cost.
Hosted by travel writer Tariro Mzezewa, formerly of NYT Travel, we examine the impact that tourism has on locals, our planet, and the people who work in the industry. Is it even possible to travel ethically? How do technology, pandemics, religion, global warming, war, family, and tradition drive our behaviors? And can our planet – and those who call it home- sustain the growth of the industry?
Each episode is centered on a destination and an issue through the eyes of a local expert, from naturalists, academics and politicians to chefs, journalists and bootleggers. Supported by rich, on-location sound from around the world, Peak Travel examines the tourism industry and its impact on our planet and its inhabitants.
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