Civil society groups from across the world gathered in Berlin to launch the Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism, calling for a radical reorientation of the industry to do more for vulnerable communities around the world
Thee Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) unveiled a study on women workforce in Goa’s tourism sector which questioned the myth that tourism provides employment opportunities to women.
New government plans to relocate residents to larger atolls – leaving small islands ripe for development. It says these super resorts, not solar power, will create the money needed to adapt to climate change
James Sutherland, Friends International’s international communications co-ordinator, speaks with Jeremy Smith about the growth of the ChildSafe Movement and its efforts to engage the tourism industry to help protect children.
Every year, Ethical Traveler select the ten developing nations doing the most to promote human rights, preserve the environment and support social welfare
Our end of year series on the top stories of 2016 continues with a look at some of the key stories about tourism and human rights of last 12 months
A new guide that helps hotels reduce the risk of modern slavery taking place on their properties has been launched by the University of West London.
The Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network aims to help hotels address risks in their facilities, employment practices and supply chains.
Spanish hotel workers tell of permanent job insecurity, high rate of illness and injury and declining wages stemming from massive outsourcing.
How do you communicate a complex and sensitive issue like child protection? ChildSafe’s campaigning has seen them nominated for a World Responsible Tourism Award.
By running tourist businesses Sri Lanka’s military is undercutting local and foreign companies, and sowing the seeds for future violence as the Tamil minority continues to be marginalised.
Rishi Sachdev, Co-Founder of Shiva Foundation and Director of Shiva Hotels, outlines his plan to help create an industry-wide model to tackle modern slavery
NATIVE Act will require federal agencies with tourism assets and responsibilities to include tribes and native organizations in strategic planning.
The Sustainable Cities Index explores the three demands of People, Planet and Profit to develop an indicative ranking of 100 of the world’s leading cities.
Airbnb recently published a report “Airbnb’s Work to Fight Discrimination and Build Inclusion” to address discrimination issues reported by Airbnb’s hosts. Joah Spearman, CEO and founder of Localeur wrote an open letter to Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb.
New study argues slum tourism needn’t be exploitative – it can draw attention to key global justice issues and encourage new networks of solidarity and care
Brazil is reported to be removing homeless citizens from the city’s streets ready for the Olympics. This poses ethical travellers a significant dilemma about whether to attend.
Around 320 refugees, mostly from Syria, now live in an LM Village summer resort that closed over five years ago as a result of Greece’s financial crisis.