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1st Edition

The Ethical Travel Guide
Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays

ISBN 9781844073214
Published March 31, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

If you're tired of Tourist Traps and Guilt Trips, or just want to have a positive impact on local people and their environment, this book is for you. Find hundreds of new ideas for your next holiday and visit amazing communities not listed in other guidebooks. The Ethical Travel Guide is a natural successor to Tourism Concern's hugely popular Good Alternative Travel Guide. It is the essential resource for responsible global travel. From construction projects in Tibet to luxury Greek island breaks, there is something for every taste and budget. The extensive directory in this new guide lists places to visit and stay in over 60 countries and other useful resources chosen by Tourism Concern for anyone interested in ethical and sustainable tourism 'because tourism should always benefit local people'.

Table of Contents

Foreword * Under an Ethical Sky * Africa * The Americas * Asia * Oceania * Europe * Tour Operators * Index

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Tourism Concern is the leading authority on ethical travel. Its staff have spent over 15 years developing guidelines for tourists who want to have a great holiday and benefit the local communities. With The Ethical Travel Guide Tourism Concern shows you how you can 'avoid guilt trips' and still have the holiday you want.


Hurrah for TETG then, which proves that, rich or poor, we don't have to stay at home to save the planet, and travel needn't necessarily involve excessive consumption and retrospective remorse...Easy to read and strangely compelling, TETG is an inspriration.' New Consumer 'How to travel ethically: read the Ethical Travel Guide' Evening Standard '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.' HippyShopper 'A crucial read for any environmentally-aware traveller' Ian Waller, Real Travel Magazine '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 'A directory of exciting and inspirational holiday experiences which do not exploit or damage the local community to suit all tastes and budgets.' The Bookseller, 27 Jan 2006 'For those who would love to see the world, but would like to do so without leaving an ecological footprint, this book guides you to all the best spots where you can taste the local delights, experience the unexpected and still feel sure that you haven't had a negative impact.' Daily Echo, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 'If you are going to travel the world The Ethical Travel Guide is a great route planner both to help you understand the cultures, environment of people as well as contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum.' Peter Shield 'This travel guide will ... shed a whole new light on travelling and give potential travellers many new and wonderful ideas for alternative vacations... Even if you aren‘t planning a trip soon, it is inspirational to read about what people across the world are doing to make travel meaningful.' 'A good leaping off point for time-poor holidaymakers who want to use limited travel time for a more truly enriching experience.' Aduki