The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays

The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays

by Polly Pattullo, Orely Minelli
     
 

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If you're tired of Tourist Traps and Guilt Trips, or just want to have a positive impact on local people and their environment, this book is for you. Find hundreds of new ideas for your next holiday and visit amazing communities not listed in other guidebooks. The Ethical Travel Guide is a natural successor to Tourism Concern's hugely popular Good Alternative Travel

Overview

If you're tired of Tourist Traps and Guilt Trips, or just want to have a positive impact on local people and their environment, this book is for you. Find hundreds of new ideas for your next holiday and visit amazing communities not listed in other guidebooks. The Ethical Travel Guide is a natural successor to Tourism Concern's hugely popular Good Alternative Travel Guide. It is the essential resource for responsible global travel. From construction projects in Tibet to luxury Greek island breaks, there is something for every taste and budget. The extensive directory in this new guide lists places to visit and stay in over 60 countries and other useful resources chosen by Tourism Concern for anyone interested in ethical and sustainable tourism 'because tourism should always benefit local people'.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The new edition of this excellent guide has listings for more than 70 countries� all local initiatives run on sustainable principles. Tourism doesn't have to be a dirty world. It might even change your life.'
The Guardian

'The travel bible for those that see a destination, not as a playground, but as someone else's home'
Leo Hickman, author of The Final Call: Investigating Who Really Pays For Our Holidays

'Truly inspirational. Taps into the great spirit of adventure within us all, proving you really can take amazing journeys without having to make ethical sacrifices.'
Pen Hadow, Polar Explorer

'Packed with exciting holiday ideas you won't find in the brochures.'
Dr Nick Middleton, travel writer and Fellow in Physical Geography at Oxford University

'A crucial read for any environmentally-aware traveller.'
Ian Waller, Real Travel Magazine

'This is tourism with the lightest of touches. It's a new way of travelling for a new age. Book nothing till you've read it - it's the closest you'll get to guilt-free travel. '
Paul Heiney, television reporter and author

'The Ethical Travel Guide gives a refreshingly realistic interpretation of the age old quote 'Leave only footprints and take only photos', showing how you can leave a positive impact on the places you visit and take away a new depth of experience and wonderful memories - Brilliant!'
Tarka L'Herpiniere and Katie-Jane Cooper, the first people to walk entire 3,000 mile length of the Great Wall of China

'As ever, Tourism Concern is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared much more equitably'
Jonathon Porritt, Co-founder of Forum for the Future

Proves that, rich or poor, we don't have to stay at home to save the planet, and travel needn't necessarily involve excessive consumption and retrospective remorse...Easy to read and strangely compelling, TETG is an inspiration.'
New Consumer

'How to travel ethically: read The Ethical Travel Guide'
Evening Standard

'Something to suit every taste and budget. This is the essential resource for responsible global travellers.'
HippyShopper

'A directory of exciting and inspirational holiday experiences which do not exploit or damage the local community to suit all tastes and budgets.'
The Bookseller

'If you are going to travel the world The Ethical Travel Guide is a great route planner both to help you understand the cultures, environment of people as well as contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum.'
Peter Shield www.naturalchoices.co.uk

'This travel guide will ... shed a whole new light on travelling and give potential travellers many new and wonderful ideas for alternative vacations.'
Treehugger.com

'Ethical travel means that everybody wins: visitors get closer to local communities which receive more for their efforts. This guide takes you straight to the people who matter and is packed with exciting holiday ideas you won't find in the brochures.'
Dr Nick Middleton, travel writer and Fellow in Physical Geography at Oxford University

'The Ethical Travel Guide helps you spend wisely: When you visit a village, go on a tour or stay at a guest house listed in the guide, wou can be sure that you are directly benefitting locals and giving back directly to the cultures that make these destinations so intriguing.'
Jackie D'Antonio, Islands (Burrelles Luce)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134035939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Tourism Concern is the leading authority on ethical travel. Its staff have spent over 15 years developing guidelines for tourists who want to have a great holiday and benefit the local communities. With The Ethical Travel Guide Tourism Concern shows you how you can 'avoid guilt trips' and still have the holiday you want.

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