Growing human rights violations caused by over-tourism

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The International Tribunal on Evictions (ITE) is a peoples’ and opinion tribunal established in 2011 by the International Alliance of Inhabitants and civil society organisations for the World Zero Evictions Days to practically and interactively put forced evictions from around the world in the dock.   International Tribunal on Evictions – Session on Tourism (Venice, […]

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 […]

Earth Day and Tourism – 9 Ways Travellers Can Help the Earth Right Now

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Earth Day and Tourism In the words of environmental activist and actor Leonardo Dicaprio, “Climate change is real. It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.” The environment is a top global priority that can be supported through […]

Stolen Stories! – Yana Spencer

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Stolen Stories! – Yana Spencer Yana Spencer is a journalist and women’s right activist, currently based in SE Asia. She runs Tamu Bakery, a social enterprise which empowers women survivors of gender-based violence through the power of baking. Hundreds of women around the world have benefited from her innovative baking therapy sessions.   Every woman […]

Falkland Islands: living on the edge of the earth

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Mark Stratton discusses life on the 778-island archipelago that is the Falklands Islands and where tourism is an increasingly significant part of the economy  (article reprinted courtesy of Wanderlust Magazine) Island survival doesn’t come much tougher than on the Falklands archipelago, the place to meet a wealth of wonderful wildlife and the equally resilient human […]

The Child-Centred Model of International Volunteering

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Ben Lambert, is the Seaver Foundation’s 2016 programme coordinator and shares his thoughts and conclusions of his research, undertaken whilst a volunteer “Along their journey, The Seaver Foundation found that listening to children’s voices in terms of what they need, want, and feel during their interactions with volunteers on different projects, helps to create a positive experience for all.” […]

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