Hotel sector in London is more unethical than New York

Last year Unite union highlighted London’s ‘unethical’ hotel sector with the launch of their report Unethical London. Whilst Tourism Concern has primarily concentrated on human rights abuses and exploitation in developing countries, it is a national scandal that London, in terms of hotel workers, is now one of the most ‘unethical’ tourist destinations in the […]

What is the impact of hotels on local economic development?

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What is the impact of hotels on local economic development? Applying value chain analysis to individual businesses. By Jonathan Mitchell, Xavier Font and ShiNa Li Dr Xavier Font is Reader from Leeds Beckett University & Dr ShiNa Li is a Senior Lecturer from Leeds Beckett University, a member of the Tourism Concern academic network. Jonathan Mitchell is […]

Poor working conditions for hotel workers in Dubai

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Demanding working conditions, withheld passports and twelve hour working days without breaks or overtime pay. This is the reality for migrants working at hotels in Dubai, according to a report released by Swedwatch today. Every year thousands of Europeans travel to Dubai and the number is increasing rapidly. The hotel sector in the gulf region […]

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