Soulscape

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Soulscape is the latest Member of Tourism Concern’s Ethical Tour Operators Group. It is a UK-based ethical wellness travel company who create enriching travel experiences rooted in creative learning, cultural immersion and complete wellbeing. Their team spends months in each destination digging out knowledge about local history, culture and making friendships with local artisans, yogis, […]

Adventures for Good collection

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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 […]

The Child-Centred Model of International Volunteering

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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

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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 […]

Slum Tourism – more than a matter of money

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Academic Fabian Frenzel proposes a new way of evaluating slum tourism. Slum tourism, my current research interest, can be defined as a specific niche activity within international tourism. It describes the one million tourists that annually visit a slum, a township or a favela, normally in organised three-hour tours. But slum tourism can also be […]

Tourism Concern – Accredited London Living Wage employer

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We are pleased to announce that Tourism Concern is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost of living in the UK. The Living Wage campaign has been running for ten years and has lifted over 10,000 people out of poverty. […]

Five Tips for Airbnb Trips

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‘Live there!’ smiles the Airbnb advert seductively. I was seduced years ago quite happily into using the booming ‘sharing economy’ of social media travel sites to find accommodation.  In fact I used one recently to get a cheap bed in outer London before a Tourism Concern conference. My night in my host’s spare room gave […]

Cruise Ship Petition (international)

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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, […]

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