Conservation In Torres Del Paine National Park

  How the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund supports the protection of a National Park Torres del Paine is without doubt one of Chile´s most impressive regions. Nature lovers encounter amazing scenery with dramatic granite peaks, forests, blue lakes and glaciers. Wildlife enthusiasts are amazed by the Patagonian wildlife they can observe on the trails. Guanacos, […]

Barcelona Overtourism Introduction

Across Europe a backlash is building against the spiralling growth of tourism (overtourism) in some of the continent’s most popular urban destinations. In Venice, Rome, Dubrovnik and Barcelona tensions are growing as local populations release their frustrations in growing protests as ramifications become increasingly severe. No clear answer seems to develop from local government. With […]

Animals in Tourism launch

We successfully launched our Animals in Tourism Report on the 11th December at the House of Commons. The evening was hosted by Steve Reed MP who emphasised the need for a greater understanding of the issues and why the work of Tourism Concern was so important. Mark Watson (Executive Direction – Tourism Concern) welcomed the […]

Barcelona Movie Update

Dear Tourism Concern Members, Firstly, we hope this update finds you all well and looking forward to the festive season. Over the past few months, Cristina and I have been busy with furthering our research for our film, meeting with organisations across the city to connect with people invested in the debate around mass tourism […]

Trouble in paradise – Thailand’s hotel workers tell their stories

The article was originally published by Schyst resande (Fair Travel Network) together with Fair Action. Their ongoing campaign in Sweden looks into how hotel workers are treated in Thailand. Safe, friendly and affordable. Thailand is a favourite holiday destination. But the tourism industry isn’t all sunshine. For the Burmese migrant workers who clean the rooms, […]

Animals in Tourism – report launch

Report launch – Monday 11th December 2017 – House of Commons Our new report, Animals in Tourism, which is now available to download, will be launched by Steve Reed MP at the House of Commons on Monday 11th December at 7pm. The event is free to attend for Members and anyone who downloads the Report. […]

“Why we have stopped selling school trips to Iceland?” The School Travel Consultancy

Whilst everything may look idyllic in the glossy Iceland travel brochures, beneath the surface, things are not quite so rosy. For many, the decision of a school tour operator to stop selling one of the most popular overseas school trip destinations may seem like a crazy idea. Since there is the potential to lose clients […]

Tourism Can Be a Force For Good – Our Ethical Tour Operators Group

Our Ethical Tour Operators Group (ETOG) was set up with the purpose of highlighting how tourism can be a force for good. This is achieved by collaborating with socially responsible tour operators, who are passionate about minimising negative impacts within the industry. It is formed by a group of small to medium size tour operators […]