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?

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 […]

Cruise ships: What the FOC?

Most cruise ships sail under something called a ‘Flag of Convenience’ – an ‘FOC’.  This means that companies choose to register their ships in a country other than the country of ownership. Common FOC nations include Liberia, Panama and the Bahamas. Flying an FOC means that ships are subject to less regulation, making it more […]

Spain

Situated in Western Europe where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, Spain lures over 50 million visitors each year with its sun, sea, sand and vibrant culture. Once a country comprising of quiet fishing villages and Catholic traditions, the tourism boom of the 1950’s and the end of a 36 year dictatorship in the 1970’s saw […]

Delhi homestay & walking tours for street children

Walks and bed & breakfast accommodation run by former street children. Let the young beneficiaries of our well-reputed local partner NGO, Salaam Baalak Trust, guide you through the hidden alleys and markets of Old Delhi. Or let them be your hosts stay in our new bed & breakfast, which offers a taste of the comforts of plush south Delhi but firmly in the centre of the city and in the real world. See, hear, taste and smell the vibrant as well as the more challenging side of Delhi’s narrow streets through the eyes of our young staff who know them better than anyone. www.streetconnections.co.uk

What is it about the behaviour of travellers when abroad?

The press and media generally has been full of stories recently about the behaviour of British travellers when abroad, most notably the case of a group who stripped off their clothes to varying degrees on top of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. This was a mountain deemed sacred by the locals, and worse still, their actions […]