Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism Rewards Families Who Discover the Real Sri Lanka

Justin Francis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

The world is waking up to Sri Lanka. Evocatively described in Paul Theroux's 1975 travel journal, "The Great Railway Bazaar", it is once again captivating the imaginations of wanderers around the globe.

Can Responsible Tourism Address Poverty In India Without Reinforcing Tired Clich├ęs?

Justin Francis | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Our latest 2 minute travel guide is also our most ambitious. How do you coax and cajole the immense nation of India into a short paragraph? How do you summarise the hugely diverse landscapes, people, cultures, cities, towns and villages into an 8 page mini-guide?

Oman's Interior Gives Up the Secrets of Authentic Arabia

Justin Francis | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

The Arabian States have always fostered a romantic notion in the hearts of travellers. Fuelled by Wilfred Thesiger's beautiful descriptions of the desert-dwelling Bedouin in the 1950s and the adventures of Lawrence of Arabia, it's a culture and landscape we find evocative and beguiling.

Elephants: To Ride or Not to Ride

Justin Francis | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

In our pursuit for adventure are we unwittingly fuelling an ongoing demand for more elephants to be illegally captured from the wild, with dire consequences? With no more than 45,000 Asian elephants left in the wild, are there better ways that we as tourists, could appreciate and help conserve these incredible animals?

Keep It Real and Do It Right: Why South Africa's Culture Is More Than a Safari Afterthought

Justin Francis | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

So go to South Africa and explore its wilderness and wildlife - it's stunningly beautiful - but definitely don't consider its culture an afterthought. However, each province and its people has such a unique heritage, such a complex, fascinating story to tell that trying to taste every flavour of this rainbow nation in one trip will simply water everything down.

The Khmer Spirit - Not Your Typical Cambodian Holiday

Alexandra Chalat | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Chalat

I travelled with Spirit of Soccer's founder, Scott Lee, and his five talented coaches to Poipet, located on the Thai-Cambodian border. As we rumbled up the narrow road, flying past huts squatting on stilts above stagnant swamps, and old ladies selling rice stuffed into roasted bamboo straws, he tells me that this region sits in the middle of the 'T5 mine belt'.

Jessica Elgot

'Children Aren't Tourist Attractions'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

Arriving in the crush of Kathmandu, Lucy Frankenburg wanted to do something worthwhile with her month in Nepal's capital. Her husband Guy Selby had bo...

The 'I' of the Tiger

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Tigers are dying and they will become extinct if we don't do something now. So what's the 'I' of the Tiger? It means everyone, in every country, every one of you, can do something to help, something right now.

New Headline Sponsor Announced for 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards

Lara Solomon | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK
Lara Solomon

The Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism has cemented its commitment to responsible tourism by becoming the headline sponsor of the 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards.

Tips for Choosing the Right Volunteering Project

Maria Sowter | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Sowter

Responsible travel that includes volunteering can the most rewarding kind, allowing the traveller an extended period of time to get to know and give something back to a community or cause.

World Responsible Tourism Awards to Champion Child Protection in Tourism

Lara Solomon | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

The protection of children from labour and sexual exploitation in tourism is a serious problem, too rarely mentioned in the press or considered by holidaymakers when seeking new experiences abroad.

Amazing Treehouses in Costa Rica

Lara Solomon | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

In 2012 the Nature Observatorio Amazing Treehouse won the Best Innovation in Responsible Tourism Award as part of the World Responsible Tourism Awar...

16 Tips for Travelling Responsibly

Lara Solomon | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

I don't know about you, but it is so easy when you visit beautiful places to forget about the impact that your trip has on the local community and environment. Responsible travel is about a more authentic holiday experience that enables you to get a little bit more out of your travels, and give a little bit more back to the destination and local people.