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Tired of tourist traps and guilt trips, or just want to have a positive impact on the people and places you visit? THE ETHICAL TRAVEL GUIDE lists over 300 places in 60 countries that benefit local people. From simple local-style holidays, treks, construction projects in Tibet, art holidays, and culinary and luxury retreats, there is something to suit every taste and budget. This is the essential resource for responsible global travellers.
• An INTRODUCTION to ethical tourism from Guardian journalist Polly Pattullo: What is Ethical Tourism? / What’s Wrong with Traditional Tourism? / Case Study: The Gambia / New Role of Consumers – Why be an Ethical Consumer? / Globalisation: A New Trip
• DIRECTORY: Africa / The Americas / Asia / Oceania / Europe / Tour Operators’ Section
• BOXES THROUGHOUT: Preparing for your trip / Tourism Concern’s travel code / Survival for tribal peoples / Climate change and travel / Trekking / Ethical travel, and more…
• RESOURCES: Books / Reports and articles / Codes of behaviour for the traveller / Statistics / Health matters / Organizations and websites
The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays – buy it from Amazon for £12.99
The book is published in association with Tourism Concern which works with communities in destination countries to reduce social and environmental problems connected to tourism and with the out-going tourism industry in the UK to find ways of improving tourism – so that local benefits are increased. This book is the product of over 15 years of research into what makes a holiday ethical.
“As ever, Tourism Concern is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared much more equitably” Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future.