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 […]

Equality in Tourism alternative conference

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 […]

Anthropology of Tourism: State of the Art and Beyond

Date:                 Wednesday 9th March, 2016 Time:                12.30 pm (with lunch) Venue:              Committee Room 3, Hendon Town Hall (The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BQ) Chair:               Prof. David Harrison, Middlesex University London, UK Abstract:This lecture traces some of the theoretical and ethnographic lineages that have led to the present state of the […]

Fair Trade Adventures

Sumak Travel & Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation team up to offer Fair Trade Adventures Fair Trade Adventures are the result of an exciting and innovative partnership between ETOG member, Sumak Travel, and Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation, organisations that both share a strong commitment to ethical and sustainable business practices. These small group tours, to unique destinations in Peru, Colombia […]

What is the impact of hotels on local economic development?

What is the impact of hotels on local economic development? Applying value chain analysis to individual businesses. By Jonathan Mitchell, Xavier Font and ShiNa Li Dr Xavier Font is Reader from Leeds Beckett University & Dr ShiNa Li is a Senior Lecturer from Leeds Beckett University, a member of the Tourism Concern academic network. Jonathan Mitchell is […]

Poor working conditions for hotel workers in Dubai

Demanding working conditions, withheld passports and twelve hour working days without breaks or overtime pay. This is the reality for migrants working at hotels in Dubai, according to a report released by Swedwatch today. Every year thousands of Europeans travel to Dubai and the number is increasing rapidly. The hotel sector in the gulf region […]

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