Tourism Concern: Closure

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Following a report from our Treasurer, the trustees of Tourism Concern have taken the difficult decision to close the charity. The vote was unanimous. The charity has struggled financially for a number of years and cut costs to the barest minimum but despite the best efforts of talented executive directors and generations of enthusiastic and […]

12th Annual Native Spirit Film Festival 11-21 October 2018: Indigenous People and Activism Through Art

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Five per cent of the world’s population belong to so-called Tribal Peoples, First Nations, Native Peoples, and Indigenous Peoples. Examples of Indigenous Peoples include Inuit communities in the Arctic, the White Mountain Apache of Arizona, the Yanomami and the Tupi people of the Amazon, Maasai pastoralists in East Africa and many more. These are just […]

The Ethical Way to Go on a Safari Holiday

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What is ethical tourism and how can you ensure that your safari holiday is an ethical one? Responsible travel comes in many different forms, whether it’s a positive impact on wildlife, the environment, or local communities. However, when planning and booking a safari, it can be tricky to figure out whether your tourism dollars are […]

Should you use Airbnb?

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In the decade or so since their beginnings as matchmakers for lonely spare rooms, online letting platforms in the new sharing economy have mushroomed, and morphed into popular players in the holiday property rental market. But the internet is humming with fury and anxiety about the havoc this new travel phenomenom is causing. Is the […]

Ethical Animal Encounters

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It always surprises me how long it’s taken for the world to realise that most of the animal tourism activities we have participated in for many years involves the harm and exploitation of animals. Only recently have animal activists begun to break through the social media feeds to shed light on the harmful effects of […]

A Guide to Ethical Roadtrip Travel in the UK

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This is a guest post contribution from Jane Fournier, a freelance content manager and writer. Thanks again, Jane, for writing and sharing your article with us.  Britain is projected to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 –  as reported by Visit Brian – which is just under 10% of UK GDP. […]

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