The introduction I wrote to last year's Beyond Borders magazine was all about huge growth in international travel, rampant worldwide hotel development, and efforts everywhere to go green. This year, the message from industry experts, conferences, and surveys is all about surviving the global gloom of 2009 and just getting to 2010. But take a look at Padraic Gilligan's commentary on the last page of this magazine. He quotes the Greek playwright Euripides, who said, some 2,400 years ago, ...

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