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Orphanage Voluntourism as a form of exploitation? Cambodia tourism: Children “for rent” by the hour?

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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

Tourism Abuse Orphanage voluntourism:  Responsible tourism gone wrong

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 ...

SCTA President inaugurates Leave No Trace website

Raising awareness of eco-tourism 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, ...

ITB Asia promotes social responsibility in tourism

Leading travel trade show brings in responsible tourism experts for conference and networking sessions 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 ...

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes first destination member from Morocco

Regional Tourism Council Agadir Souss Massa Draa joins ICTP 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 ...

ECPAT Taiwan and The Code support tourism companies in protecting children

Workshop on child protection in tourism held in Taiwan 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

creating more responsible experiences for visitors 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 ...

WTM World Responsible Tourism Day going from strength to strength

Establishing responsible tourism as an essential part of the industry’s strategic approach 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 ...

As tourism grows, so does emphasis on responsible travel

Is the industry really engaging in sustainability? 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 ...

 “Human Zoos, the Invention of the Savage” questions today's ethics in tourism

PARIS MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY EXHIBITION “Human Zoos, the Invention of the Savage” questions today's ethics in tourism

Luc Citrinot, eTN

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 ...

PATA announces first Advisory Board at China Responsible Tourism Forum

Dragon Trail co-founder appointed as Chairman 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 ...

PATA launches China Responsible Tourism Awards next year

Sold-out inaugural forum lays foundations for future growth of responsible tourism in China 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 ...

Cape Town celebrates WTM World Responsible Tourism Day

Pioneering city in responsible tourism 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

Cape Town on board in retaining economic and social advantages of tourism development 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 ...

Kenya Airways does good

Tourism Against Famine Kenya Airways does good

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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

Responsible Tourism The Adventures Of X: Nicaraguan Style

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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

Efforts To Save Historic Name Tourism network wants to protect Silk Road name

Muhammad Asad, eTN

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 ...

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

Responsible Tourism Organizations The Region initiative announces Best Tourism Minister Award for Central Asian states

Muhammad Asad, eTN

(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 ...

Nominations open for world's best examples of responsible tourism

World Responsible Tourism Day 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 Executive Talk Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

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 and responsible tourism

International Tourism Agenda Global Tourism Forum Andorra calls for collective action for more competitive and responsible tourism

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 ...

Telling stories is key in responsible tourism, exec says

Responsible Tourism and Beyond Telling stories is key in responsible tourism, exec says

Nelson Alcantara, eTN

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

Community tourism set to change nomadic life in Tanzania

Responsible Tourism Community tourism set to change nomadic life in Tanzania

Apolinari Tairo, eTN

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 ...

Cape Town Tourism tackles human trafficking

Responsible Tourism Cape Town Tourism tackles human trafficking

eTN Staff Writer

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 Awards

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

Meagan Drillinger

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 Lebanon supports rural women’s initiative

World Responsible Tourism Day Incredible scenery, great hospitality & organic food produce: responsible tourism in Lebanon supports rural women’s initiative

eTN Staff Writer

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

Responsible Tourism Just a Book by RV La Marguerite

eTN Staff Writer

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

May 18-21, 2009 Belize to host International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations

eTN Staff Writer

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

Part Of Asian Development Bank's Mekong Tourism Development Project Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam publish responsible tourism guide

eTN

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 ...

Costas Christ joins WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day group

Internationally Acclaimed And Respected Sustainable Tourism Expert Costas Christ joins WTM's World Responsible Tourism Day group

eTN

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.

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