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Cambodia tourism: Children “for rent” by the hour?

Travel and tourism has a big role to fill in terms of alleviating poverty. The question for some countries is this: To which end?

Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Responsible tourism has an ugly side and you could very well be unknowingly feeding it. Picture this: You find yourself in a Third World country and you feel compelled to give something back.

SCTA President inaugurates Leave No Trace website

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTA (Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities), inaugurated the website of the "Leave No Trace" program on Sunday, October

ITB Asia promotes social responsibility in tourism

SINGAPORE – Messe Berlin (Singapore), organizer of ITB Asia, “The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market,“ has announced its commitment to promote social responsibility in tourism through the re

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes first destination member from Morocco

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced its first destination partner from Morocco has joined – the Regional

ECPAT Taiwan and The Code support tourism companies in protecting children

Over 60 participants from the Taiwan tourism industry, especially hotels and tour operators, attended a special one-day workshop on child protection as part of responsible tourism.

Cape Town making transition to more responsible tourism

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has unveiled “Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development” as the theme for this year’s World Tourism Day, which takes place on Septe

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day going from strength to strength

Fresh initiatives, greater focus, and an increasing awareness that responsible tourism should top the industry agenda has contributed to the success of World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible Tour

As tourism grows, so does emphasis on responsible travel

The travel and tourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, reveals a survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 - the leading global event for the travel industry -

“Human Zoos, the Invention of the Savage” questions today’s ethics in...

PARIS, France (eTN) - Posters of laughing and dancing Black people display their vivid colors in the special exhibition room of the Museum Quai Branly, Paris’ latest cultural institution dedicated e

PATA announces first Advisory Board at China Responsible Tourism Forum

BEIJING, China - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the PATA China Advisory Board at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum, organized by PATA, in cooperation with the Organiz

PATA launches China Responsible Tourism Awards next year

BEIJING, China - A series of case studies, presented at the first China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF) in Beijing on December 16, confirmed that responsible tourism is firmly on the agenda among sma

Cape Town celebrates WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

Supported by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Wednesday, November 9, 2011 is World Travel Market (WTM) World Responsible Tourism Day.

South African National Minimum Standard highlights role of sustainable tourism practices

On Monday, September 12, 2011, Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, launched the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT), which highlights the role of sustaina

Kenya Airways does good

Kenya Airways has said its staff and customers have so far raised KSh 13, 538,822 (US$144,414) towards the National Famine Relief kitty.

The Adventures Of X: Nicaraguan Style

A recent trip to Nicaragua has me mulling over one simple question: Can you really put a value to an experience?

Tourism network wants to protect Silk Road name

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - Networking of responsible tourism organizations under the banner of "The Region Initiative" (TRI) has appealed to Chinese government not to use name "New Silk Road" for its

The Region initiative announces Best Tourism Minister Award for Central Asian...

(eTN) - "The Region Initiative - Networking of Responsible Tourism Organizations of South Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe" has called for nominations from tourism stakeholders of Central Asian

Nominations open for world’s best examples of responsible tourism

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is helping search for the most inspiring and innovative examples of responsible tourism throughout the world.

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

ETN: You’ve been in office for almost two years, how is it going?

Global Tourism Forum Andorra calls for collective action for more competitive...

Tourism’s sustained growth and its capacity to tackle global challenges – from economic crises and persistent unemployment to environmental pressures and the poverty imperative – can only be ach

Telling stories is key in responsible tourism, exec says

According to Justin Francis, chief executive and co-founder of www.responsibletravel.com, telling stories is key to spreading the message of responsible tourism.

Community tourism set to change nomadic life in Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a corner of the eastern side of Serengeti National Park and wildlife rich Ngorongoro district, the tourism industry has played a big role in supporting local nomadic communities th

Cape Town Tourism tackles human trafficking

Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold has thrown down the gauntlet to human traffickers in the final countdown to the World Cup in June.

New Zealand takes top titles at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism...

For the second year in a row, New Zealand has clinched top spots at the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards.

Incredible scenery, great hospitality & organic food produce: responsible tourism in...

Last Saturday, Cyclamen, a division of Lebanese tour operator TLB Destinations, organized an outing to the women’s cooperative Wadi El Taym, Rashaya, Lebanon.

Just a Book by RV La Marguerite

New river vessel RV La Marguerite takes proactive approach to answering modern day travelers’ calls for the need for operators to adopt responsible tourism ethos as her operating mantra.

Belize to host International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

Belize will be hosting the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Tourism (ICRT) in Destinations to be held from May 18-21, 2009.

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam publish responsible tourism guide

BANGKOK (August 13, 2008) - The fast-growing tourism destinations of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have published a 148-page guide book showing where and how to enjoy responsible tourism activities in th

Costas Christ joins WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day group

Costas Christ, one of the worlds's most internationally acclaimed and respected sustainable tourism experts, has been appointed a member of WTM's World Responsible Tourism Advisory Panel.