Lisbon locals face eviction in favour of trendy tourism, celebrities, short-term rentals

Lisbon tourism is booming. Locals are being indirectly forced out by trendy tourism and celebrities

Lisbon tourism is booming. Within a month of the “GT” Insight direct from Lisbon—”Why We Hate Tourism Tours & why you should too” by Ricardo Oliveira—the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports on the negative impacts of trendy tourism on locals’ lifestyles. Carla da Cunha has a tight budget with which to find a new home in […]

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Islands of darkness: Ireland’s ‘Alcatraz’ and the growth of dark tourism

Spike Island is part of the growth of dark tourism

Advertise Here By Gillian O’Brien, Reader in Modern Irish History, Liverpool John Moores University, writing for The Conversation. Spike Island—the former fortress and prison off the coast of County Cork in Ireland—has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction at the World Travel Awards. The island beat off competition from Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and […]

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October 15, 2017

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From tourism to coffee, young Thais blend profit with social good

Young Thais like Aliza blend profit with social good, from tourism to coffee

Six years ago, Somsak “Pai” Boonkam drew up a plan with two villages in northern Thailand for tourists to stay with local families and immerse themselves in hill-tribe culture. The aim was for the villagers to see some financial benefit from their country’s multi-billion-dollar tourism industry. Pai was sure it would be a hit with […]

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#TravelEnjoyRespect video: “Beyond the great horizon”

#TravelEnjoyRespect video "Beyond the great horizon"

The National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA), Malaysia has released a video promoting #TravelEnjoyRespect to help convey the message of how tourism can contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 3.5-minute music video (embedded below) was the concept of Pacific Asia Tourism Managing Director Steve […]

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Child sex tourism goes suburban, rural, online

Child sex tourism is moving away from red light districts and into the suburbs and country areas, and online.

Working undercover in bars and brothels across Southeast Asia to combat child sex tourism and slavery, campaigner Kevin Campbell has posed many times as a tourist looking to buy sex with a girl. But these days, Campbell, who works for the anti-trafficking group The Exodus Road, says it is far less common to see young […]

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Coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism in Myanmar

Myanmar coalition promotes Child Safe Tourism

While the world observes the troubles between the Rohingya and their neighbours in Myanmar, the Union’s tourism ministry and the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Institute (MRTI) are working with UNICEF to promote Child Safe Tourism. According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT), since July 31: “… surveying and holding awareness campaigns are being undertaken […]

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