The Bahamian islands of Bimini are famed for their pristine beaches and rich marine life, making them a popular holiday destination. In 2005, Bimini’s natural habitats and the livelihoods of local residents came under threat from the development of a mega-resort on North Bimini island – the Bimini Bay Resort and Marina. The project, overseen […]
Every year thousands of volunteers and tourists are lured to giving love to children in need around the developing word. In the past decade the number of orphan children has declined worldwide, however the increasing number of orphanages in many developing countries matches the rising numbers of tourists. In many parts of the world orphanages […]
This unique Ethical Travel Guide provides holidaymakers with fantastic ideas for authentic and guilt free holidays. For each country we list ethical travel considerations, ethical places to stay and see and ethical tour operators.
An update from our Goan partner Eco Footprints on their struggle against water injustice Anabel da Gama, Director of our Goan partner Eco Footprints, provides an update on their efforts to tackle the negative impact of tourism on this southern Indian state’s water resources as part of our WET Campaign. “End water injustice” – thisis […]
Tourism Concern published the In Focus Magazine quarterly and most are now available to download freely in the Members Area. These are currently not available to non-members.
A report launched today (09/07/2012) by Tourism Concern reveals the stark inequities of water access and consumption between tourist resorts and local people in developing countries. Water Equity in Tourism – A Human Right, A Global Responsibility, demands concerted action by governments and the tourism sector to protect community water rights over tourist luxury. Download […]
In 2008 Tourism Concern joined with Mexican NGO, Sectur, and the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), to conduct a pilot project to promote better understanding of the social, cultural and economic impacts of tourism amongst community-based tourism enterprises in Mexico. The project was undertaken in partnership with the Puerta Verde Ecotourism Network in Quintana […]