Posts Tagged ‘responsible organisations’

Responsible Tourism Events in February: Time Come, with Hope (Not Quite) Lost

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 13 February 2018

Gatherings of thinkers, transfers of skills, the sharing of best practices and the cross-promotion of ongoing efforts to understand and reverse the damaging impacts of travel must continue, especially in the face of powerful headwinds.


Family Travel and Responsible Tourism

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 August 2017

A comprehensive collection of reasons and arguments why everyone should engage in more family travel and responsible tourism.


How to Be a Responsible Family Travel Champion: Top Tips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 21 August 2017

We asked experts to share their top tips about making responsible family travel decisions. Here’s what they had to say.


Off-the-Beaten-Path Family Travel

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 23 May 2017

Off-the-beaten-path family travel — is it appropriate as more and more parents travel with their kids in search of powerful learning experiences?


Ecotourism and Family Travel in Costa Rica

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 14 July 2016

Costa Rica offers amazing product and program diversity at the cross-section of ecotourism and family travel. “A family vacation in Costa Rica is a way to raise awareness about sustainability for the whole family.”


Family Travel Must Stand Up for Families and #StopOrphanTrips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 May 2016

As part of the monthlong #StopOrphanTrips blog blitz, traveling families should take a stand and call for an end to orphanage tourism. Nobody likes to be played for a fool, but that’s what’s often the case when you visit, volunteer at or contribute to an overseas “orphanage.”


The Joys of Sustainable Travel

  • Philip Boxall
  • 8 August 2015

As many parts of our world become more and more accessible, so too does the importance of traveling and exploring in a way that respects local cultures and environments. Unfortunately, some travelers think “sustainable travel” is about limited options, but there are many more fun activities and options available. Here are a few.


A Life-Changing Experience Challenge in Ghana

  • Jiah Ham
  • 27 July 2015

The author first heard about the Experience Challenge through colleagues who had participated in an earlier trip. The story she brought back from her time in Ghana with AfriKids’ Blue Sky Travel Ltd. was one about people. And it was one she was not prepared for emotionally.


The Brutal Truth About Voluntourism – And What to Do About It

  • Andrew Motiwalla
  • 13 July 2015

Not all volunteer travel experiences are bad, so it’s up to the industry to tell the truth about voluntourism and start weeding out the bad apples. Only by creating a set of standards that can guide travelers toward organizations doing voluntourism right can the industry transform its reputation.


The Homestay Initiative in Malawi: Appreciating Local Culture

  • Alice Tilton
  • 23 February 2015

The Responsible Safari Company and Youth for Development and Productivity are designing a Homestay Initiative through which guests can experience authentic village life in Malawi. With that in mind, I decided to experience a village homestay in Malawi myself.

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