Barcelona Overtourism Introduction

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 local populations release their frustrations in growing protests as ramifications become increasingly severe and no clear answer seems to develop from local government. With […]

II Global Forum on Sustainable Tourism

The World Social Forum 2018 will be held 13 -17 March in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Every year, since 2001 the World Social Forum has been the place where organised groups, civil society organizations, NGOs, social movements and local communities have come together to think and rethink the economic model of our society and the world we live […]

Interview with Maurizio Davolio, president of Italian Association for Responsible Tourism (AITR), who is now among the signatories of the Berlin Declaration

We are happy to announce that the AITR (Italian Association for Responsible Tourism) is now among the signatories of the Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism. (http://www.transforming-tourism.org/berlin-declaration-on-transforming-tourism.html). Elisa Spampinato met its president Maurizio Davolio. Tourism Concern: Hi Maurizio, for those unfamiliar with your organization AITR, how would you answer – in a sentence – the question […]

Animals in Tourism launch

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 […]

Barcelona Movie Update

Dear Tourism Concern Members, Firstly, we hope this update finds you all well and looking forward to the festive season. Over the past few months, Cristina and I have been busy with furthering our research for our film, meeting with organisations across the city to connect with people invested in the debate around mass tourism […]

Trouble in paradise – Thailand’s hotel workers tell their stories

The article was originally published by Schyst resande (Fair Travel Network) together with Fair Action. Their ongoing campaign in Sweden looks into how hotel workers are treated in Thailand. Safe, friendly and affordable. Thailand is a favourite holiday destination. But the tourism industry isn’t all sunshine. For the Burmese migrant workers who clean the rooms, […]

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