YOUR HOLIDAYS, THEIR HOMES

Knowing that local people are happy to have you stay is the secret of an enjoyable holiday Your holiday destination is a place where people live; people who may have different values and sensibilities to your own. Opening your mind to new cultures and traditions is part of the joy of a holiday. Learn a […]

SHOULD YOU VISIT AN ORPHANAGE?

Visiting an orphanage has become part of the itinerary for many travellers, especially in places such as Cambodia, where some orphanages even promote themselves as  ‘tourist attractions’. Luke Gracie, Alternative Care Manager from Friends International explains some of the issues travellers should consider: There are quite a lot of orphanages across Cambodia. There are also quite […]

SHOULD YOU GO ON A CRUISE?

More and more people are going on a cruise – whether on small ships around Scotland or the gigantic new cruise ships that dominate the Caribbean seas. But is this form of tourism ethical and sustainable? Is it acceptable ethically  to take a cruise? The briefing below sets out the issues you need to consider.  It was […]

SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS?

The desire to travel and experience new cultures around the globe is essentially a good thing, and so is the desire to volunteer; people who volunteer generally hope to do something they will find interesting, something they will learn from and something that will help other people. But it’s up for debate whether many volunteering opportunities bring real […]

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