Why indigenous peoples’ land rights are fundamental for a successful tourism practice.

The article was written by Cecilia Manduca, a recent MA in Tourism, Environment and Development graduate from King’s College London. The relevance of Indigenous Peoples’ land rights is paramount also under the tourism point of view. This article is going to show how successful tourism for indigenous people is highly dependent on the recognition of […]

AGM

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 […]

Cross-Cultural Caring: The Case of the Muslim Foster Carers & International Volunteering 

A ferocious debate has unraveled through the news this week challenging the importance of cultural familiarity and shared language for children in the care of the state. Whilst the UK media has approached these issues as a national crisis in child-care, it is hard to ignore the parallels that form with common criticism in the […]

Bimini: Locals speak out

Alison Stancliffe revisits an issue made tragically topical by September’s devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. [The impact of major resort development on a small island was raised last year by blog contributor Blake Dowling.Our recent blog below updated you on developments in Bimini before Hurricance Irma swept in. Go to the Facebook […]

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 […]

Caledonia Worldwide In Cuba

When Kath Bateman first set up Caledonia Worldwide in her spare bedroom twenty years ago, little did she know that it would develop into a specialist cultural tour operator with Cuba as its main focus.  In the early days, Caledonia Languages Abroad (as is was then called) was a languages travel company, organising language and […]

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