We will be launching our new briefing on slum / poverty tourism on Wednesday 7th December at a reception in Paddington, London. The event will also be a great opportunity to network and socialise with Members and supporters. The reception is free to attend for Members (£10 for non-Members) and will include refreshments.
Slum tourism – which involves touring marginalised and impoverished areas that tourists would normally never visit – is becoming increasingly popular in many locations around the world. Proponents argue that, not only can it enable economic and social mobility for residents, but it can also change the perspectives of those visiting. However, many critics see it as little more than voyeuristic classism with potentially damaging consequences, and few benefits for those who live in the slums. Our new briefing considers arguments on both sides and includes advice for tourists and best practice for tour operators.
- Date: 7pm, Wednesday 7th December
- Venue: Beany Green, Unit 6c, Sheldon Square, London W2 6EZ
- Members – free (please register below)
- Non-Members £10 (register below – £20 on the door)