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What Is Second City Tourism?

With the rise in overtourism causing significant problems for destinations and local communities, a new trend has emerged called second city tourism where travellers are leaning toward visiting less crowded places. But what is second city tourism? Why does second city tourism help local destinations and why has it become so popular all of a sudden when backpackers have technically been doing it for decades?

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Making Positive Tourism Count In Lalibela.

Lalibela is a small town in northern Ethiopia that despite being a significant pilgrimage site for Coptic Christians and a UNESCO world heritage site, has yet to be hit by mass tourism. But as travellers wake up to the beauty of this region and start arriving in larger numbers, the local population are already taking steps to make sure that any future influx of tourism has a balanced, positive impact on the local population.

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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. Here are just a few reasons you should stay as local as possible on your travels.

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10 Reasons Independent Sustainable Travel Should Be The New Normal.

Responsible and sustainable tourism is becoming increasingly accepted as the gold standard in travel, and independent travellers are starting to question traditional tourism and demand more responsible practices instead. Here are ten reasons why that momentum should not only continue, but become the new normal.

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How To Make Your Gap Year Responsible, Ethical And Sustainable.

A quick and easy guide on how all travellers can make a difference by making their travels responsible, ethical and sustainable.

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