Members get a free print copy of the Ethical Travel Guide

Join today and receive a free copy of the print edition of the Ethical Travel Guide Thousands of grass roots, low impact, high sustainability initiatives all over the world struggle to tell tourists they exist. Very few of these inspirational initiatives have the resources or skills to market themselves in an industry dominated by multinational […]

Members get discounted travel with our partners

10% discount with organisation listed in the Ethical Travel Guide Discounts with our Ethical Tour Operators Discounts with our Ethical Volunteering organisations Discounts with trusted partners including ethical clothing, travel accessories and travel insurance Tourism Concern is a Membership based charity that campaigns for, and promotes, tourism that is ethical, fair and a positive experience […]

Be part of our ethical travel club

Tourism Concern is a Membership based charity that campaigns for, and promotes, tourism that is ethical, fair and a positive experience for both travellers and the people and places they visit. Our Members are often keen travellers themselves and want their holidays to be as good for the people they visit as for them. Members […]

Ethical Volunteering Conference 2016

How to volunteer overseas ethically Anyone thinking of volunteering overseas should attend this Ethical Volunteering Conference. 10am to 3.30pm, Saturday, November 26th Braithwaite Hall, East Croydon, which is a 11 min train journey from London Bridge. Also fast, direct trains from Kings Cross, Gatwick, Luton, Brighton, Victoria and London Bridge. Tickets £15 including lunch Tourism […]

Falkland Islands: living on the edge of the earth

Mark Stratton discusses life on the 778-island archipelago that is the Falklands Islands and where tourism is an increasingly significant part of the economy  (article reprinted courtesy of Wanderlust Magazine) Island survival doesn’t come much tougher than on the Falklands archipelago, the place to meet a wealth of wonderful wildlife and the equally resilient human […]

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 […]

The Child-Centred Model of International Volunteering

Ben Lambert, is the Seaver Foundation’s 2016 programme coordinator and shares his thoughts and conclusions of his research, undertaken whilst a volunteer “Along their journey, The Seaver Foundation found that listening to children’s voices in terms of what they need, want, and feel during their interactions with volunteers on different projects, helps to create a positive experience for all.” […]