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Foreword * Introduction: A Background to Ethical and Practical Issues * Africa * The Americas * Asia * Oceania * Europe * Tour Operators * Volunteering Initiatives * Index Also including initiatives in 15 new countries: Romania, France, Spain, Pakistan, Iran, China, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Chile, Canada, Bahamas, Panama, Mali, Guinea and Cameroon and the Comoros islands.

About the Author

Tourism Concern is the leading authority on ethical travel. Its staff has spent 20 years campaigning to end exploitation in tourism and developing guidelines for tourists who want to have a great holiday and benefit the local communities. Polly Pattullo is a journalist and publisher with a special interest in the Caribbean. Orely Minelli has been working in ethical tourism and travelling for years. She is passionate about getting a fair deal for local communities and a better experience for the visitor.


The new edition of this excellent guide has listings for more than 70 countriesi? all local initiatives run on sustainable principles. Tourism doesn't have to be a dirty world. It might even change your life.' The Guardian 'The travel bible for those that see a destination, not as a playground, but as someone else's home' Leo Hickman, author of The Final Call: Investigating Who Really Pays For Our Holidays 'Truly inspirational. Taps into the great spirit of adventure within us all, proving you really can take amazing journeys without having to make ethical sacrifices.' Pen Hadow, Polar Explorer 'Packed with exciting holiday ideas you won't find in the brochures.' Dr Nick Middleton, travel writer and Fellow in Physical Geography at Oxford University 'A crucial read for any environmentally-aware traveller.' Ian Waller, Real Travel Magazine 'This is tourism with the lightest of touches. It's a new way of travelling for a new age. Book nothing till you've read it - it's the closest you'll get to guilt-free travel. ' Paul Heiney, television reporter and author 'The Ethical Travel Guide gives a refreshingly realistic interpretation of the age old quote 'Leave only footprints and take only photos', showing how you can leave a positive impact on the places you visit and take away a new depth of experience and wonderful memories - Brilliant!' Tarka L'Herpiniere and Katie-Jane Cooper, the first people to walk entire 3,000 mile length of the Great Wall of China '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 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 inspiration.' New Consumer 'How to travel ethically: read The Ethical Travel Guide' Evening Standard 'Something to suit every taste and budget. This is the essential resource for responsible global travellers.' HippyShopper '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 '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.' 'Ethical travel means that everybody wins: visitors get closer to local communities which receive more for their efforts. This guide takes you straight to the people who matter and is packed with exciting holiday ideas you won't find in the brochures.' Dr Nick Middleton, travel writer and Fellow in Physical Geography at Oxford University 'The Ethical Travel Guide helps you spend wisely: When you visit a village, go on a tour or stay at a guest house listed in the guide, wou can be sure that you are directly benefitting locals and giving back directly to the cultures that make these destinations so intriguing.' Jackie D'Antonio, Islands (Burrelles Luce)

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