Soulscape

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, […]

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

Developing a Code of Conduct for houseboats in Alleppey, Kerala, India

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Following on from our previous work in southern India, we have been working with local partners in Alleppey to develop a code of conduct for houseboat tourism since December 2014. Houseboat tourism is a wonderful way to experience the beauty and tranquility of the backwaters. It could and should be a model of ethical tourism, […]

Cruising the backwaters: my holiday or their home?

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Alison Stancliffe, Tourism Concern’s founder, describes her Kerala Backwaters experience: My favourite photo, taken recently in the Indian coastal state of Kerala, shows me climbing a coconut tree. I didn’t expect to find myself up a tree, as I’d set off to do something rather more serious – to check out houseboat tourism in Kerala’s […]

Tourism Concern to speak at Responsible Tourism summit, India

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Tourism Concerns Executive Director is a guest speaker at the Responsible Tourism Summit, hosted in New Delhi on the 9th December. The event has been organised by the Outlook Group, which published Outlook Traveller, which, launched in 2001, was the first significant magazine aimed squarely at the Indian tourist. The Secretary, Tourism, Government of India […]

Travel to Care – India

Travel to Care is an ethical travel model based on conscious travel and slow travel principles. Visitors are not clients but participants in a change process, a process that brings about sustainable development in the destination communities. We have two distinct sets of experiences, one introduces you the lifestyles and traditions of a rich cultural […]

Community owned and managed travel experience in Kerala, India

Posted by Madhavan Namboodiri:  The Coastal Wetlands area of Kerala is one of the most ecologically sensitive areas in the world. The beautiful natural water bodies such as estuaries and tidal canals supported a sustainable livelihood and navigation system. For this reason traditionally local community have maintained these water bodies regularly in good condition. But […]

Demand an end to water injustice in Goa

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Donate to this campaign Our research indicates that there is growing concern among the people of Goa about the ways in which weakly monitored consumption and irresponsible disposal of water by hotels and resorts are: depleting groundwater and wells polluting waterways and beaches appropriating public water supplies to the detriment of communities and livelihoods, including […]

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