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Are Camel Safaris Responsible Or Ethical?

Camel treks and safaris are a popular tourist activity around the world, but is camel riding ethical or responsible? Should travellers and backpackers be riding a camel at all on their gap years?

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The Benefits Of Local Tourism On Your Gap Year.

Local  tourism is more than just the latest buzzword, it is a very real and tangible way of travelling that has a positive impact on not only the wider environment, but also the local people in the destinations we visit.

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Australia Bans Tourists From Climbing Uluru. And It Is A Good Thing!

Climbing mount Uluru has been one of the top gap year bucket list items for any backpacker heading to Australia for decades, but as of 2019 all travellers will be banned from climbing the famous landmark, and despite some protestations

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Is Airbnb Unethical And Irresponsible?

Airbnb is now a staple fixture in any travellers accommodation choices, but is the company really as ethical or responsible as it says it is? Are travellers unwittingly contributing to unsustainable tourism practices by using Airbnb and helping to destroy the

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Posted in Responsible Travel, Travel Talk

Should Travellers Eat Shark Fin Soup?

Shark fin soup is a traditional Asian dish steeped in history and culture, but with modern ethical and environmental concerns, is this one cultural experience travellers should be avoiding? I love food, I really do. Anyone who knows me well or

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The Importance Of Trekking In Nepal.

Trekking in Nepal is an adventure activity that is vital to the regions recovering economy, and whilst tourism is improving Nepal’s economic situation it is vital that travellers choose the right company to guide them to ensure they have a responsible, positive impact on tourism in Nepal.

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Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel

10 Reasons Independent Sustainable Travel Should Be The New Normal.

Responsible and sustainable tourism is becoming increasingly accepted as the gold standard in travel as travellers are becoming increasingly independent,starting to question and demand more responsible tourism practices and less likely to turn to the traditional tourism industry. Here are ten reasons why that momentum should continue.

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