Indigenous peoples and cultural tourism

Helen Jennings, Tourism Concern writer, draws observations from a Canadian case study: One arena in which indigenous peoples are being encouraged to become more active in their communities is with regard to ‘cultural tourism’. Heritage sites are springing up across the world, catering for the interests of local and foreign visitors keen to hear stories of […]

Why I stopped being a Voluntourist

Pippa Biddle reflects on her experience in Tanzania: White people aren’t told that the colour of their skin is a problem very often. We sail through police check points, don’t garner sideways glances in affluent neighbourhoods, and are generally understood to be predisposition for success based on a physical characteristic (the colour of our skin) […]

As a Street Vendor in Brazil

Narrated by Juraci Sampaio My name is Juraci Sampaio and I have a story to tell: I’m fifty-three years old, born in Guaraçaí, São Paulo state. My parents were country people. They had a small farm and were able to provide a good educational structure for us. My mom was involved with politics and once […]