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In 2016, there were 227 Vietnamese children identified as potential victims of modern slavery in the UK

Leading children’s charity ECPAT UK will mark today’s Anti-Slavery Day (18th October 2017) with the release of an animated film aimed at tackling the growing issue of Vietnamese children being trafficked to the UK for cannabis cultivation. The Secret Gardeners, created … Continue reading

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Future Proofing Tourism in Pembrokeshire

I had the privilege of speaking at a Pembrokeshire Tourism event on Future Proofing Tourism, they recognise that the future of the sector is in the hands of the industry. It is a rare thing now to see the sector coming together to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the decline in the value of the £ – incredible.

The pro-Brexit Mail on Sunday ran this story last weekend. This is close to celebrating the decline in the value of the £ and the earnings, savings and pensions of anyone holding sterling. Since the UK referendum vote, the British … Continue reading

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RT Developments in July

Latest RT News just published Responsible Tourism Developments July 2017

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RTD-13: TACKLING OVERTOURSIM – LOCAL RESPONSES

13th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations Working sSymposium 29-30 September 2017 – University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland http://www.rmf.is/en/conferences/rdt-13-tackling-overtourism-local-responses Tourism is rapidly growing worldwide and popular destinations are increasingly becoming dominated by tourism. This puts a strain on the … Continue reading

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Outlook South Asia Responsible Tourism Summit 2018

Outlook Responsible Tourism Summit 2018 The 2017 Summit Report can be downloaded here  The South Asia Edition  ‘Staying Ahead—Vision 2020’     January 19-20, 2018 New Delhi Come help us build a sense of community, and draw strength from it, across India—and … Continue reading

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Paul Miedema remembered at WTM Africa

Paul Miedema founder of Calabash Tours and a leading activist for Responsible Tourism was recognised as in the Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. In 1990 Paul participated in The March for Hope, a protest March of white people to the townships. “I knew then, … Continue reading

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Wild Atlantic Way and Overtourism

Fáilte Ireland is  doing a substantial amount of work monitoring the environmental impacts on the Wild Atlantic Way and they are beginning to look at the economic impacts. Fáilte Ireland  recognises that there are significant congestion problems – both existing … Continue reading

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Does Volunteering in an Orphanage Create a Demand for Child Trafficking?

Australian legal scholar Kathryn E van Doore shares a summary of her recent article, “Paper orphans: Exploring child trafficking for the purpose of orphanages,” which appeared in the International Journal of Children’s Rights. Kathryn writes: “My research argues that the recruitment of children … Continue reading

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How should we understand Airbnb? Good or Bad?

The Airbnb consumer proposition is appealing to significant market segment, but by no means all. Garry Wilson Managing Director – Product & Purchasing, TUI Group pointed out at WTM this month that operators like TUI are in a different market … Continue reading

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