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Small is Beautiful and Green

Small is Beautiful and Green

Nicola Caygill gives a fresh perspective on cruising. Most of you will be aware of the  questionable practices of big ship cruises, both environmental and social.  I want to balance this with good news from the small ship tourism sector.  ...

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What use are Flags of Convenience?

  What are flags of convenience?  Flags of Convenience are flags that are flown on ships to indicate the country in which they are registered, and so taxed!   Which countries supply flags of convenience? While countries worldwide register their ...

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5 Tips Cruise Lines Don’t Give You!

5 Tips Cruise Lines Don’t Give You!

Cruising is everywhere and we’re all at it, though I’m not personally tempted to queue up for one of the 2,747 cabins on the new ‘Harmony of the Seas’.  So Tourism Concern’s new members’ briefing on the cruise industry may ...

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Cruise tourism – what’s below the surface?

Cruise tourism – what’s below the surface?

Cruise Tourism briefing launched Our timely new briefing, Cruise Tourism – what’s below  the surface?  was successfully launched at a special event in March 2016. The briefing is available via either of the buttons below, as are all our reports and Member briefings. The cruise tourism ...

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Corporate social reporting in the cruise industry

Dr Xavier Font, Leeds Metropolitan University The cruise sector has been criticized in the past for poor environmental and labour practices and limited positive impacts on the destinations they visit. Some cruise brands have responded by developing systems to manage ...

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Should I go on a cruise?

Should I go on a cruise?

More and more people are now 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 ...

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