Developing a Code of Conduct for houseboats in Alleppey, Kerala, India

Following on from our previous work in southern India, we have been working with local partners in Alleppey to develop a code of conduct for houseboat tourism since December 2014. Houseboat tourism is a wonderful way to experience the beauty and tranquility of the backwaters. It could and should be a model of ethical tourism, […]

Tourism Concern to speak at Responsible Tourism summit, India

Tourism Concerns Executive Director is a guest speaker at the Responsible Tourism Summit, hosted in New Delhi on the 9th December. The event has been organised by the Outlook Group, which published Outlook Traveller, which, launched in 2001, was the first significant magazine aimed squarely at the Indian tourist. The Secretary, Tourism, Government of India […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference

This years Ethical Volunteering Conference was a great success – over 80 people registered with more than 60 attending on the day. Introduction Mark Watson, Tourism Concerns Executive Director welcomed everyone and introduced the charity and why Tourism Concern had become involved. He stated “The desire to travel and experience new cultures around the globe […]

Tourism Concern Trek 2015: Mt Toubkal

A Trek with Explore and Tourism Concern experienced by William Alexander – For more photos see the Tourism Concern Facebook page Arrival to Morocco: Flying over Morocco the walls of properties seem the most defining features, as the desert between the coast and Marrakesh gives way to patches of green, orange trees I imagine, the […]

Volunteering Conference 2015

Our annual ethical volunteering conference, kindly sponsored by AIG,  will take place from 10 am on Saturday 24th October 2015 in Croydon Town Hall, East Croydon, which is a 11 min train journey from London Bridge. Direct trains from Kings Cross, Gatwick, Luton, Brighton, Victoria and London Bridge. The desire to travel and experience new cultures around the planet is […]

Ethical Travel Conference

Agenda The AGM took place on the 22 September 2015 [bd_table] Time Subject Speaker 10:00 AGM (Finance, Accounts, governance) James Blair, Chair 11:00 Tea / Coffee 11:30 Welcome Mark Watson, Executive Director 11:40 Tourism Concern, campaigns overview Mark Watson, Executive Director 12:10 Alleppey campaign Peter Bishop, Programme Manager 13:00 Lunch Light lunch / Clocktower Cafe […]

What is it about the behaviour of travellers when abroad?

The press and media generally has been full of stories recently about the behaviour of British travellers when abroad, most notably the case of a group who stripped off their clothes to varying degrees on top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. This was a mountain deemed sacred by the locals, and worse still, their actions […]

Climb Mt Toubkal and help our campaigns – just £129

Climb to the summit  of North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4167 metres) and help us raise funds to make tourism better. Trravel from the ancient walled city of Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains, enjoying traditional Berber hospitality as you make the ascent. From the peak you will have panoramic views across the entire […]