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What makes tourism unethical? The issues explained




Explore how tourism can have a negative impact on holiday destinations. See examples of the key issues on our interactive map.

To read more about the issues shown on the map please visit the extensive campaigns section which covers each issue in much more detail.



To read more about the issues shown on the map please visit the extensive campaigns section which covers each issue in much more detail.

What can you do to make tourism a force for good?

In addition to supporting Tourism Concern, travellers should understand the issues, know the many solutions that already exist and that they can implement in the planning stage of their holiday, while at their destination or after they've come home. Browse these pages, or contact us to discuss!

Find Ethical Tour Operators

Find Ethical Tour Operators


Check out the members of our Ethical Tour Operators Group to find an ethical holiday which is enjoyable and enriching for both you and for the host communities you visit.

Check out our Ethical Tour Operators Group members here to find the perfect holiday for you

What is community tourism?

What is community tourism?


Community tourism (sometimes called community-based tourism) is a form of tourism which aims to include and benefit local communities.

Read more about community tourism

Water saving tips

Water saving tips for your holiday


Whether soaking up sun in the tropics, caravanning in Kent, or partying in the Balearics, there are simple steps we can all take to lessen the water impact of our holiday.

Read our top water saving tips here



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