Travelers seek out experiences that meet their perception of authentic, and experience providers like to claim their experiences are unique. Tourism can support indigenous tourism by working closely with them.
UK hotel group Shiva Hotels is looking to take human trafficking and modern slavery head on, launching an industry-first anti-slavery program, which it began rolling out across its hotels last week.
A one-day action packed meeting of the High-Level Taskforce to end the sexual exploitation of children and tourism took place at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid last week.
According to the tribunal, tourism is a growing cause of forced evictions with women and indigenous poor people, the worst affected.
The report documents opposition to and community divisions over land acquisition for 25 airports at various stages of planning, construction and expansion.
Airbnb, has launched a new platform that will make it easier for people to open their homes to refugees and displaced people
Indigenous tourism can offer opportunities to foster reconciliation, using tourism to bridge the cultural divides and create better futures by sharing culture, knowledge and country.
The reason for these ‘accidents’, neglect and lack of duty of care for elephants or their mahouts is often simple. It’s an issue of profit for those running elephant camps.
Chairman, Founder and former CEO of Atlantica Hotels in Brazil, Paul has demonstrated what businesses can do to keep children safe and reduce the risks of child abuse and trafficking.
If significant gains are going to be made in developing sustainable tourism, nations must put in place systems that will contribute to ending tourism as we know it, argues Judy Kepher-Gona. Focus must shift to ethical people engagement.
We need a more gender-balanced industry if we want to reduce poverty, promote sustainable human development, improve the sector’s ethics and protect the environment.
The series of events will explore issues around migration to remind people that travelling is not done only for pleasure and to relax, but that there are those who are forced to travel and move
We speak with the Strategy Lead of the Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network about its efforts to bring together various stakeholders within the industry to address modern slavery.
Rather than viewing the Walled Off as an art installation offering political commentary, it is more useful to see it as a working hotel with a capacity for sparking political awareness.
A company risks being guilty of offences including slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking if it knows, or ought to know, that they are occurring in its business or supply chain. Tourism companies need to be aware….
For sustainable tourism to be a success, it needs to ensure the widest diversity of voices are heard – especially at the largest travel show in the world
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.