Tourism boom in Georgia – reasons to celebrate?

Many thanks to Marta Mills for sharing her story with us. You can follow her journey in Georgia through the One Planet Blog on Sustainable Tourism. One of the main objectives of the Georgian National Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2025 is to increase the number of international arrivals to 11 million. At the current rate, achieving […]

AGM (annual general meeting)

Notice of the annual general meeting of the Members of Tourism Concern. If you are a Member and would like to attend please register below. Date: Thursday 19th October Time: 6:30pm Place: ActionAid UK Head Office, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BJ Agenda Apologies Minutes of the last AGM (TC AGM Minutes 2016) Chair’s […]

Cross-Cultural Caring: The Case of the Muslim Foster Carers & International Volunteering 

A ferocious debate has unraveled through the news this week challenging the importance of cultural familiarity and shared language for children in the care of the state. Whilst the UK media has approached these issues as a national crisis in child-care, it is hard to ignore the parallels that form with common criticism in 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 […]

Broken Promises threaten my Marine Paradise

Blake Dowling uncovers the troubling impact of tourism development on North Bimini in the Bahamas. Just 50 miles from Miami is the closest Bahamian Island, Bimini. It is a top-10 destination for me and has been for 20 years. Bimini consists of three islands, and it is paradise worth visiting. The main island is seven […]

Save Bali’s Benoa Bay!

Campaigners resisting a major new tourism development in Bali are calling for support from around the world. Southern Bali is already experiencing overdevelopment and an oversupply of accommodation. Yet this is where a proposed new mega resort may go ahead if the government cannot be persuaded to turn down proposals. The site, Benoa Bay, is […]