The European Capitals of Culture with the Largest Ghetto in Europe

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Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Archaeologists have discovered settlements dating from the 7th century BC in the area. Wandering around the old town you’ll find yourself standing (literally) on layers of history from ancient times to the present. So it’s no surprise that Plovdiv has been named one of the European […]

Native Tours – Insight into authentic travel experiences

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Getting to know the local people and immersing yourself in the culture. We conceived of Native Tours because we believe that sustainable tourism can enrich the lives of travelers as well as the people and places they visit, allowing local communities to prosper while safeguarding the rich ancestral heritage that makes them unique and attractive. Native Tours […]

Look beyond … that glossy image and see the ‘cultural trap’!

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Helen Jennings, Tourism Concern writer, comments on a thorny cultural issue: Many of you might have noticed glossy pictures appearing to promote indigenous tourism in exotic places. This is part of something we may call ‘the cultural trap’ for indigenous peoples. For many of these groups that are struggling for recognition of their rights, these […]

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