Tourism Concern joined over 30 participants, from civil society organisations from 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, in Berlin over the weekend to discuss how tourism could be improved, especially as this is the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. All participants are committed to achieve the vision of the […]

Marrakesh and Imil responsible tourism trip

Mt. Toubkal ethical trek – 13th – 17th May 2017 Tourism Concern has two clear aims: We expose tourism’s worst human rights abuses and campaign against them. Equally importantly, we promote tourism that benefits local people in tourist destinations. We know that many of our Members enjoy travelling and want to better understand the impacts of tourism in […]

Member event – 14 March

Join us at the Finborough Arms on Tuesday 14th March 2017, at 18:30 at our Members meeting and social event to discuss porter rights. In our major campaign for porters’ rights in mountainous regions we highlighted the working conditions for Nepalese Sherpas supporting trekking tours on Everest. Whilst much progress has been made there is […]

Indigenous People and Tourism – report launch and film

We will be launching our new briefing on Indigenous People and  tourism on Tuesday 24th January at a reception hosted by Steve Reed MP in Committee Room 6, at the House of Commons. The relationship between tourists and indigenous people is complex and frequently disappointing for both, with exploitation, dubious and perhaps invented ‘traditions’ that can […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference 2016!

 Tourism Concern’s Ethical Volunteering Conference took place on Saturday 26th November and was a great success, so thanks to all of you who came and contributed. Here is a brief summary for those of you who missed this event. Introduction Tourism Concern Executive Director, Mark Watson, welcomed everyone with a brief presentation on the work […]

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