Category: Travel and Tourism

Mother and child on community work detail to assist with construction of a new kindergarten

Embedding dignity in development

‘A Day Without Dignity‘ was established to provide a counterbalance to the popular image of people in the developing world as hopeless, helpless, and in need of ‘saving’ by affluent Westerners. The latest of these images to be shared around the world are of Ugandans, apparently powerless against the warlord Joseph Kony,...

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After the tsunami

Guardian.co.uk posted a gallery last week illustrating issues with redevelopment of the areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, pictures taken from a new exhibition by Tourism Concern at the Guardian Gallery until 31 March 2010. I visited a couple of villages that had been most...

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Responsibletravel.com drops carbon offsetting

Ethical travel company responsibletravel.com has dropped carbon offsetting as an option on the holidays it sells, despite originally being one of the first travel companies to offer it as an option. Responsibletravel.com now shares the opinion of Friends of the Earth when they describe offsetting as a ‘dangerous distraction‘, and encourages customers...