Growing human rights violations caused by over-tourism

The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) is a peoples’ and opinion tribunal established in 2011 by the International Alliance of Inhabitants and civil society organisations for the World Zero Evictions Days to practically and interactively put forced evictions from around the world in the dock. Despite the problems caused by the global crisis, wars and […]

Tribute to Lord Joel Joffe

Tourism Concern has learned with great sadness of the death of one of our greatest supporters, the distinguished human rights lawyer Lord (Joel) Joffe CBE. His death comes as a profound loss to all of us at Tourism Concern and Joel will be remembered for his lifetime of good works and his support for a […]

Stolen Stories! – Yana Spencer

Stolen Stories! – Yana Spencer Yana Spencer is a journalist and women’s right activist, currently based in SE Asia. She runs Tamu Bakery, a social enterprise which empowers women survivors of gender-based violence through the power of baking. Hundreds of women around the world have benefited from her innovative baking therapy sessions.   Every woman […]

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 […]

SHOULD YOU VISIT AN ORPHANAGE?

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 […]

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