Tourism Concern joined over 30 participants, from civil society organisations from 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, in Berlin over the weekend to discuss how tourism could be improved, especially as this is the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. All participants are committed to achieve the vision of the […]

Marrakesh and Imil responsible tourism trip

Mt. Toubkal ethical trek – 13th – 17th May 2017 Tourism Concern has two clear aims: 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 know that many of our Members enjoy travelling and want to better understand the impacts of tourism in […]

Member event – 14 March

Join us at the Finborough Arms on Tuesday 14th March 2017, at 18:30 at our Members meeting and social event to discuss porter rights. In our major campaign for porters’ rights in mountainous regions we highlighted the working conditions for Nepalese Sherpas supporting trekking tours on Everest. Whilst much progress has been made there is […]


Visiting an orphanage has become part of the itinerary for many travellers, especially in places such as Cambodia, where some orphanages even promote themselves as  ‘tourist attractions’. Luke Gracie, Alternative Care Manager from Friends International explains some of the issues travellers should consider: There are quite a lot of orphanages across Cambodia. There are also quite […]

Indigenous People and Tourism – report launch and film

We will be launching our new briefing on Indigenous People and  tourism on Tuesday 24th January at a reception hosted by Steve Reed MP in Committee Room 6, at the House of Commons. The relationship between tourists and indigenous people is complex and frequently disappointing for both, with exploitation, dubious and perhaps invented ‘traditions’ that can […]

Indigenous people and tourism – report launch

Launch is planned for January 26th January 2017* Human zoos, exploitation and dubious ‘traditions’ that actually inhibit real cultural exchange – the relationship between tourists and indigenous people is complex and frequently disappointing for both, with often only tour operators benefiting. However tourism can bring in much-needed revenue to indigenous communities – who are often […]

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