School Trips and Ethical Tourism

Taking students to explore the world can change their lives and transform outcomes – but have you considered the impact it might be having on our planet, asks Adrian Ferraro Be honest now: when planning a school trip, do you consider whether the trip is ethical or sustainable? No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. During […]

Soulscape

Soulscape is the latest Member of Tourism Concern’s Ethical Tour Operators Group. It is a UK-based ethical wellness travel company who create enriching travel experiences rooted in creative learning, cultural immersion and complete wellbeing. Their team spends months in each destination digging out knowledge about local history, culture and making friendships with local artisans, yogis, […]

Adventures for Good collection

Much Better Adventures launches ‘Adventures for Good’ New collection lets travellers support important causes with 20 active experiences in Ecuador, Chile, Belize, Iran, Peru, Australia, India, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos. Criteria for the collection was developed with Tourism Concern Latest collection from multi-award winning travel company, rated #1 Travel Aggregator in UK The […]

Casas sin familias

“Casas sin familias” was produced to explore the issue of mass tourism in Barcelona and its impact on the housing crisis. With 30 million tourists descending on Barcelona each year, vastly outnumbered, 1.6 million residents face increasing challenges. Renowned for its’ warm welcome, Barcelona wrestles with this complex issue, caught between a desire to receive […]

An interview with Valle dei Cavalieri, awarded for “Excellence and Innovation in Tourism” by the UNWTO.

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A little mountain community at risk of disappearing, due to the depopulation. They decided to work together cooperatively to save their territory, their culture and their history. They believed in another kind of development. Based on the values of collective participation, mutual help and internal democracy. Tourism has been an important tool in the process. […]

The Long and Rugged Path to an Imperfect Peace in Colombia

The saying goes: “Colombia is an eventful country where nothing ever changes”. However, the peace agreement signed on November 24th, 2016 between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was a game changer. A new country has emerged. To say the least, Colombia is facing a unique opportunity to build a more […]

Deep in the Mountains

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Deep in the mountains of the Mexican state of Guerrero. Small communities are organizing themselves to take on multinational mining projects which threaten to scar this beautiful landscape.  On a cold, rainy night in September the community of San Miguel del Progreso gathered to give thanks to the human rights defenders of the Tlachinollan Human […]

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