The Better Travel Podcast
A weekly show that aims to make sense of the global travel industry, and help you be a smarter, better traveler.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Iceland Is a Magnet for Tourists. Its First Lady Has Some Advice for Them.
Eliza Reid, a former U.N. tourism ambassador and the wife of President Gudni Johannesson, welcomes her country’s many visitors, and has a few suggestions on safety, respect and how to meet locals.
THE BETTER TRAVEL PODCAST
What's going on with tourism in Venice?
Venice is often described as a classic example of overtourism in Europe. But what's really going on in this famous Italian city? This week, Italian journalist Anna Momigliano joins the show to talk about the history and evolution of tourism in Venice, and to share how visitors can have a positive impact during their stay.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Could Air Someday Power Your Flight? Airlines Are Betting on It.
New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain.
I'm an American journalist based in France. A regular contributor to The New York Times, I've reported from more than a dozen countries, writing for publications like The Guardian, the BBC, and The Washington Post, among many others. My reporting has covered multilateral trade negotiations, humanitarian crises, economic development, and, for the past five years, the tourism industry. My travel journalism has been recognized by The Society of American Travel Writers and the North American Travel Journalists Association. A native of Chapel Hill, NC and a graduate of Williams College and Duke University, I have lived in five countries since I left the United States in 2008.
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Latest Newsletter Issues
Where are you off to in 2023?
Travel plans for the year; a biography I can't wait to read; and a deep dive on Bolivia.
Better than space
Finding beauty among the crowds; Iceland's new tourism slogan; the Afghan tour guide who blew me away.
What do we learn by visiting places that are disappearing? Plus: Hong Kong, Spain, and village tourism in India.
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