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Tourism Concern Launches New Ethical Travel Guide

The fully revised new edition of Tourism Concern’s acclaimed Ethical Travel Guide has now been published. It  gives a background to the many ethical and practical issues involved in ethical tourism, including a new section on travel and climate change.

Says Tricia Barnett, director of Tourism Concern: “The Ethical Travel Guide is much more than an innovative and stimulating guide to some of the most exciting holiday experiences around. It is a tool in Tourism Concern’s fight to ensure that local people always benefit from tourism.”

“Thousands of grassroots, low-impact, high sustainability initiatives all over the world struggle to tell tourists that they exist. Very few of these inspirational initiatives have the resources or skills  to market themselves within an industry dominated by multinational companies. The Ethical Travel Guide is a challenge to the stranglehold that western-based companies from the wealthier nations have over the distribution networks of the tourism industry”

The new edition includes:

•    An extensive updated and expanded directory, listing over 400 hundred places to visit and stay in more than 70 countries, from canoeing the backwaters of the Amazon to luxury breaks in the Indian Ocean
•    A new section tackling the dilemma of tourism and climate change by Tourism Concern director, Tricia Barnett
•    Extended introduction, ‘Under an Ethical Sky’, by Polly Pattullo
•    Real-life experiences told by ethical travellers
•    Full-colour photographs

The book was written by Polly Pattullo and Orely Minelli and published by Earthscan.

Further information from

Valere Tjolle



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