Tourism Concern’s Ethical Travel Guide Archive

IMPORTANT NOTICE. This site content is now only advisory and it is your own responsibility to check whether it is still accurate. 

Membership of Tourism Concern and the Ethical Travel Club is now closed so please ignore the red buttons to the right.

Tourism Concern’s Ethical Travel Guide was devised to provide travellers with fantastic ideas for authentic and guilt free holidays. But sadly, after thirty years of work promoting ethical and fairly traded tourism, the charity was closed by its trustees in September 2018. While the closure process is finalised the site will remain online. Please continue to use it for ideas and inspiration but be aware that there is now no organisation taking  responsibility for the accuracy of the listings and information.

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For each country we listed ethical travel considerations, ethical places to stay and see and ethical tour operators and volunteering organisations deciated to helping make your stay better for local people and better for you.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 companies. Our Ethical Travel Guide was a challenge to this dominance, seeking to redress the balance in order to make tourism more fair.

The Ethical Travel Guide was a chance for local communities in destination countries, who are often extremely poor, and dedicated local entrepreneurs to talk to their customers, to promote a more authentic and local experience which they are uniquely able to provide.

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Travel Dilemmas

Is it OK to ride an elephant? Go on a cruise or haggle for goods? Most people don’t set out to cause harm, but can unwittingly do so.

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern’s website is still online with valuable content about its campaigns against exploitation and  ethical, fairly traded tourism.

Ethical Travel Blog

Voices in Ethical Tourism is a collection of blog posts to inspire, alert and inform you.


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