How can you disagree with a man whose words set the world on fire? Traveling was once so arduous an undertaking that few people attempted it in their lifetimes. In my lifetime I have seen an entire industry develop out of was once nearly impossible. When the guide book industry was developed in the 1970’s by Australians Tony and Maureen Wheeler by their creation of the ‘how to’ Lonely Planet publications the world suddenly became accessible to the masses.
Is the world a better place because of mass tourism? You’ll have to decide for yourself.