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Tourism Concern campaigns for better tourism. We are an independent, non-industry based, UK charity, with members and supporters from around the world.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision, Mission and Principles


A world free from exploitation in which all parties involved in tourism benefit equally and in which relationships between industry, tourists and host communities are based on trust and respect. 

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How we work

How we work


Our campaigns are sparked by the needs reported to us by the communities and organisation at destination countries, or by travellers who have witnessed problems on their holiday. 

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Training in Thailand during 2006

Our sucesses


Tourism Concern’s campaigning efforts and programme activities have led to major positive change over the years.

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A rights-based approach to tourism development

Tourism generates positive benefits as well as negative effects. Communities who have greater control within tourism development are able to direct development according to their priorities. In a rights-based approach:

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Understand the issues


Explore how tourism can have a negative impact on holiday destinations with our in-depth guide to the issues.


FREE Ethical Travel Guide


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Latest news


As a Street Vendor in Brazil - Jun 18, 2014

Should I haggle for goods? - Jun 18, 2014

Annual Report and AGM - Jun 18, 2014

Corporate social reporting in the cruise industry - May 16, 2014

All-inclusive board basis one of many factors affecting customer spend on holiday. - May 16, 2014

Ethical Photography - May 8, 2014

All Inclusive Report Launched - Mar 21, 2014

Ethiopia: Sustainable and ethical tourism has to be the priority - Mar 11, 2014





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