SHOULD YOU VISIT AN ORPHANAGE?

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Visiting an orphanage has become part of the itinerary for many travellers, especially in places such as Cambodia, where some orphanages even promote themselves as  ‘tourist attractions’. Luke Gracie, Alternative Care Manager from Friends International explains some of the issues travellers should consider: There are quite a lot of orphanages across Cambodia. There are also quite […]

SHOULD YOU GO ON A CRUISE?

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More and more people are going on a cruise – whether on small ships around Scotland or the gigantic new cruise ships that dominate the Caribbean seas. But is this form of tourism ethical and sustainable? Is it acceptable ethically  to take a cruise? The briefing below sets out the issues you need to consider.  It was […]

SHOULD YOU RIDE AN ELEPHANT?

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An elephant ride is a popular tourist activity, especially in Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal and other parts of Asia. It is also becoming popular in some regions of Africa. The appeal of such treks is clear – the elephant is the largest land mammal, it’s intelligent, social and emotional. In many ways it is the equivalent […]

SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS?

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The desire to travel and experience new cultures around the globe is essentially a good thing, and so is the desire to volunteer; people who volunteer generally hope to do something they will find interesting, something they will learn from and something that will help other people. But it’s up for debate whether many volunteering opportunities bring real […]

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