Become a Tourism Concern Trustee

Tourism Concern is seeking applications for new Trustee’s who have the experience, enthusiasm and commitment to move the charity forward and build on the good work achieved so far. In addition to the ongoing campaigns, information and research, the charity has increased membership, re-designed the website and launched an online version of the Ethical Travel Guide this year, […]

A true community based tourism that had an impact in poverty reduction in northern Ethiopia

I am Girma Tadele, the founder of Tadele Travel, and I was once a member of community based tourism initiative. I joined TESFA (Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternative) in early 2007, three years after the initiative was launched. I had been attracted into TESFA by the stories told by a good friend of […]

Hotel sector in London is more unethical than New York

Last year Unite union highlighted London’s ‘unethical’ hotel sector with the launch of their report Unethical London. Whilst Tourism Concern has primarily concentrated on human rights abuses and exploitation in developing countries, it is a national scandal that London, in terms of hotel workers, is now one of the most ‘unethical’ tourist destinations in the […]

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.   International Tribunal on Evictions – Session on Tourism (Venice, […]

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 […]

Tinkering with ‘ecotourism’ hides the real face of tourism

Anita Pleumarom (Tourism Investigation & Monitoring Team) and Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network) The United Nations committed a substantial error when it proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  Despite its pronouncements of tourism being a positive force for economic development and poverty eradication, tourism is inept at meeting the challenge of […]

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 […]