Who we are

who we are

Our Vision  

Tourism which is ethical, fair and a positive experience for both travellers and the people and places they visit

Our Mission

To ensure tourism always benefits local people by challenging bad practice and promoting better tourism

We expose tourism’s worst human rights abuses and campaign against them. Equally importantly, we promote tourism that benefits local people in tourist destinations. We do this through our staff, our volunteers and our members. Read more…

Our People


Tourism Concern is currently governed by a Council of 10 trustees, elected from Members. They provide oversight and maintain accountability. Our current trustees are widely representative of the tourist industry, human rights and development organisations, academia and education sectors. They have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of Tourism Concern, ensuring it is solvent, well-run and delivering its charitable objects.

Trustees are ultimately responsible under the Memorandum of Association for the management and administration of the charity. However decision-making on management is delegated to the Executive Director and through them to the employees.


How we work


Tourism Concern works for ethical and fairly traded tourism  wherever we can make a difference – campaigning, informing, supporting. Our freshly designed website is still being populated so there’s more to come on our Resources and Travel Guide pages. But our Campaigns pages are already bursting with examples of  how we carry out our work and why it’s so important. Read more…



Tourism Concern is a UK registered charity (1064020),  with its details recorded on the Charity Commission’s website. We are also a Company Limited by Guarantee (3260052) and a membership based organisation governed by our Memorandum and Articles of Association. Read more…

How we spend your money




Campaign Expenditure