Deborah McLaren to Speak on Ecotourism Dangers Oct. 7
The dangers of ecotourism will be the topic of discussion when Deborah McLaren speaks at Plattsburgh State University of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.
McLaren will be in the area as part of a book tour to promote the second edition of
her book, Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel: The Paving of Paradise and What You Can Do To Stop
It (Kumarian Press, 2003).
The book is regarded as one of the more aggressive critiques of tourism and ecotourism directed toward a popular audience.
McLaren is the director of Indigenous Tourism Rights International, a Minnesota-based organization. Her talk is co-sponsored by the Departments of Geography and Anthropology at Plattsburgh State and is free and open to the public.