Adventures for Good collection

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 […]

Tinkering with ‘ecotourism’ hides the real face of tourism

Anita Pleumarom (Tourism Investigation & Monitoring Team) and Chee Yoke Ling (Third World Network) The United Nations committed a substantial error when it proclaimed 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.  Despite its pronouncements of tourism being a positive force for economic development and poverty eradication, tourism is inept at meeting the challenge of […]

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 […]

Indigenous People and Tourism – report launch and film

We will be launching our new briefing on Indigenous People and  tourism on Tuesday 24th January at a reception hosted by Steve Reed MP in Committee Room 6, at the House of Commons. The relationship between tourists and indigenous people is complex and frequently disappointing for both, with exploitation, dubious and perhaps invented ‘traditions’ that can […]

Indigenous people and tourism – report launch

Launch is planned for January 26th January 2017* Human zoos, exploitation and dubious ‘traditions’ that actually inhibit real cultural exchange – the relationship between tourists and indigenous people is complex and frequently disappointing for both, with often only tour operators benefiting. However tourism can bring in much-needed revenue to indigenous communities – who are often […]

Alleppey update – December 2016

Our work to develop a Code of Practice for houseboats in Alleppey, India continues to progress well. This is an important project which promises to bring tangible benefits to the communities and environments of the backwaters. The enthusiasm shown for the initiative amongst all the stakeholders, including government departments and many of the houseboat operators […]

Slum Tourism Report launch & Christmas social

We will be launching our new briefing on slum / poverty tourism on Wednesday 7th December at a reception in Paddington, London. The event will also be a great opportunity to network and socialise with Members and supporters. The reception is free to attend for Members (£10 for non-Members) and will include refreshments. Slum tourism […]