Adventures for Good collection

Much Better Adventures launches ‘Adventures for Good’ New collection lets travellers support important causes with 20 active experiences in Ecuador, Chile, Belize, Iran, Peru, Australia, India, Canada, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos. Criteria for the collection was developed with Tourism Concern Latest collection from multi-award winning travel company, rated #1 Travel Aggregator in UK The […]

Tinkering with ‘ecotourism’ hides the real face of tourism

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 […]

The Child-Centred Model of International Volunteering

188 Shares

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.” […]

Small is Beautiful and Green

4 Shares

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.  I run a small ship cruise company that sells trips on small ships of around […]

Cruise Ship Petition (international)

26 Shares

We are aiming to generate 1,000 signatures by the end of the year, which we will then send to the 5 largest cruise ship companies, Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Star Cruises, MSC Cruises and Celestyal Cruises. If you are a UK resident you can also sign our petition to John Hayes MP, […]

Cruise Ship Petition (UK)

If you are a UK resident please sign our petition which will automatically send an email to John Hayes MP, the Minister of State for Maritime issues. You will receive an automatic response from his constituency office, however the email is addressed to him as the Minister, so we would expect a reply from him as such, in due […]

Who benefits from slum tourism?

70 Shares

With two months to go till the Rio Olympics, we’re revisiting an issue we’ve addressed before – the pros and cons of ‘slum’ tourism. Many people are probably instinctively uncomfortable with the idea of wealthy tourists paying money to look at poor people. However as tourists seek out new experiences these tours are growing in […]

Indigenous People and Tourism – Film and discussion

Indigenous peoples are self-defined groups of ethnically and culturally distinct peoples, whose language, traditions and social institutions have largely withstood the impacts of colonisation or other incoming groups and cultures to a region. Whilst indigenous tourism can be very positive, a form of revitalisation for their cultures and a force of empowerment for the people. Other instances see […]

Recently Online

Joined 2 years ago
Last active 11 hours ago
Joined 4 years ago
Last active 19 hours ago
Joined 2 months ago
Last active 3 days ago
Joined 2 years ago
Last active 5 days ago
Joined 6 days ago
Last active 6 days ago

Newsletter archive