Tinkering with ‘ecotourism’ hides the real face of tourism

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Anita Pleumarom (Tourism Investigation & Monitoring Team) and Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network) The United Nations committed a substantial error when it proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  Despite its pronouncements of tourism being a positive force for economic development and poverty eradication, tourism is inept at meeting the challenge of […]

Alleppey update – December 2016

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Our work to develop a Code of Practice for houseboats in Alleppey, India continues to progress well. This is an important project which promises to bring tangible benefits to the communities and environments of the backwaters. The enthusiasm shown for the initiative amongst all the stakeholders, including government departments and many of the houseboat operators […]

Slum Tourism Report launch & Christmas social

We will be launching our new briefing on slum / poverty tourism on Wednesday 7th December at a reception in Paddington, London. The event will also be a great opportunity to network and socialise with Members and supporters. The reception is free to attend for Members (£10 for non-Members) and will include refreshments. Slum tourism […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference 2016

How to volunteer overseas ethically Anyone thinking of volunteering overseas should attend this Ethical Volunteering Conference. 10am to 3.30pm, Saturday, November 26th Braithwaite Hall, East Croydon, which is a 11 min train journey from London Bridge. Also fast, direct trains from Kings Cross, Gatwick, Luton, Brighton, Victoria and London Bridge. Tickets £15 including lunch Tourism […]

Tourism Concern – Accredited London Living Wage employer

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We are pleased to announce that Tourism Concern is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 10,000 people out of poverty. […]

Equality in Tourism alternative conference

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Equality in Tourism are organising an alternative conference: Walking, Sharing and Learning with Local Communities in Turkey. Attendees will stay with Turkish women, in Anatolia, in their homestays, enriching and positively affecting their lives (and attendees) while debating with the underlying causes of gender inequities in tourism. Attendees will visit local women’s initiatives, talking and discussing as […]

Cruise tourism – what’s below the surface?

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Cruise Tourism briefing launched Our timely new briefing, Cruise Tourism – what’s below  the surface?  was successfully launched at a special event in March 2016. The briefing is available via either of the buttons below, as are all our reports and Member briefings. The cruise tourism sector is now outpacing leisure or land-based travel. In fact, according to research from the United […]

Save Bali’s Benoa Bay!

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Campaigners resisting a major new tourism development in Bali are calling for support from around the world. Southern Bali is already experiencing overdevelopment and an oversupply of accommodation. Yet this is where a proposed new mega resort may go ahead if the government cannot be persuaded to turn down proposals. The site, Benoa Bay, is […]

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