International Seminar on Tourism and Rights

The “International Seminar on Tourism and Rights – a Map of Contradictions” took place between 12 and 13 June at Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo. The conference was a chance to reflect on the democratisation of access and the impacts of tourist practices. Tourism Concern has worked with SESC previously and Mark Watson was […]

Barcelona Overtourism Introduction

Across Europe a backlash is building against the spiralling growth of tourism (overtourism) in some of the continent’s most popular urban destinations. In Venice, Rome, Dubrovnik and Barcelona tensions are growing as local populations release their frustrations in growing protests as ramifications become increasingly severe. No clear answer seems to develop from local government. With […]

Animals in Tourism launch

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We successfully launched our Animals in Tourism Report on the 11th December at the House of Commons. The evening was hosted by Steve Reed MP who emphasised the need for a greater understanding of the issues and why the work of Tourism Concern was so important. Mark Watson (Executive Direction – Tourism Concern) welcomed the […]

Animals in Tourism – report launch

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Report launch – Monday 11th December 2017 – House of Commons Our new report, Animals in Tourism, which is now available to download, will be launched by Steve Reed MP at the House of Commons on Monday 11th December at 7pm. The event is free to attend for Members and anyone who downloads the Report. […]

AGM (annual general meeting)

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Notice of the annual general meeting of the Members of Tourism Concern. If you are a Member and would like to attend please register below. Date: Thursday 19th October Time: 6:30pm Place: ActionAid UK Head Office, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ Agenda Apologies Minutes of the last AGM (TC AGM Minutes 2016) Chair’s […]

Help fund a film highlighting the issues caused by overtourism

Help us a fund a short film, produced by Tourism Concern Members and Barcelona residents, highlighting the issues caused by tourism in the city. Across Europe a backlash is building against the spiralling growth of tourism in some of the continent’s most popular urban destinations. In Venice, Rome, Dubrovnik and Barcelona tensions are growing as […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference 2017

How to volunteer overseas ethically Anyone thinking of volunteering overseas should attend this Ethical Volunteering Conference. 10am to 2pm, Saturday, November 4th 2017, David Lean, Braithwaite Hall, East Croydon, which is a 11 min train journey from London Bridge. Also fast, direct trains from Kings Cross, Gatwick, Luton, Brighton, Victoria and London Bridge. Tourism Concern’s […]

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