This book breaks new ground. While it can be read as an introduction to some of the world?s most attractive tourism destinations, it is also about tourism itself. Last Chance Destinations visits 15 destinations all over the world, many of them on the Unesco World Heritage List, giving the reader an impression of what makes them unique, attractive ? and vulnerable. In all of them tourism is at a tipping point. The author is fundamentally optimistic. While the book provides examples of mass tourism's negative side effects, it presents the case for responsible tourism?s ability to reduce poverty and save cultural and natural treasures from destruction. Arild Molstad is the author of several acclaimed books on travel, and is an internationally recognized consultant on conservation and sustainable tourism.