Impacts of mega-events on human trafficking in Brazil

The article was written by Tereza Kubistova, Tourism Concern volunteer and student at the University of Northampton. She is looking into doing her master’s in social impacts of Tourism, which will lead her career towards focusing on human rights, economic leakage and human trafficking. This article was primarily used as an academic paper and then […]

4th Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference

The latest figures reveal that there are approximately 40 million people living in modern slavery worldwide. According to the International Labour Organisation, 25 million people are trapped in forced labour while children account for 10 million of the overall total. Interestingly, modern slavery used to be perceived as an issue that existed in third world […]

International Seminar on Tourism and Rights

The “International Seminar on Tourism and Rights – a Map of Contradictions” took place between 12 and 13 June at Sesc 24 de Maio, São Paulo. The conference was a chance to reflect on the democratisation of access and the impacts of tourist practices. Tourism Concern has worked with SESC previously and Mark Watson was […]

Let’s be critical about International Volunteering – a reminder

Every year, around 1.6 million people travel the world as international volunteers. That is impressive, especially if we think of the fact that volunteering is demanding and pretty expensive. But how great it is that so many people, youngsters especially, care about social development and humanitarian projects abroad? Maybe not as great as it sounds. […]

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 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 […]