Ethical Travel Issues

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Child Rights Impacts in Travel and Tourism

Child Rights Impacts in Travel and Tourism

The tourism industry has huge potential to positively impact children’s rights. That the sector accounts for one in every eleven jobs is just one reason why tourism features in three of the new Sustainable Development Goals, the success of which ...

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Tourism Label Guide

Tourism Label Guide

Bio and fair trade are en vogue not just in day-to-day shopping, but more often than not also in holiday planning. “Fair travel” is in demand– but what is it that makes travelling “fair”? Currently, tourism boasts more than 100 ...

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Fair Trade Tourism Principles

Fair Trade Tourism Principles

Tourism Concern has sought over twenty years to make fair trade in tourism a reality. This difficult work has included researching ways to improve the bargaining position of small businesses in destinations and increase their access to markets; raising awareness among consumers; and working with ...

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Community based tourism

Community based tourism

Tourism is no longer a dirty word in Mae Klang Luang, a small village in the Dol Inthanon National Park in northern Thailand and a couple of hours drive from the city of Chiang Mai. In the past, Thailand’s tourists ...

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Exploitation of women

Exploitation of women

Gender equality is a basic human right. The promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment is one of the Millennium Development Goals. Empowering women also has much wider socio-economic ramifications, by promoting more equal, inclusive societies and supporting economies, livelihoods ...

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Exploitation of children

Exploitation of children

Around the world, between 13 and 19 million people under the age of 18 work in an occupation tied to tourism, according to the ILO. This represents some 10-15% of the tourism workforce. Underpinning these high numbers is poverty. For ...

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Cultural Impacts

Cultural Impacts

As tourists, we are lucky to see and share experiences with people whose cultures, beliefs and world views differ from our own. New cultural experiences, including dress, food and festivities, are an essential ingredient of fulfilling travel for many of ...

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