Why 2017 will be the most important year in travel

Why 2017 will be the most important year in travel

Goodbye 2016, most people will be glad to see the back of you. Hello 2017, what do you have in store for us then? 2016 brought some seismic changes around the world and no matter what side of the political debate you are on, we can all see that a lot of communities are divided. […]

5 mins with: The East African Safari Company

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Today’s Responsible Tourism interview is with the amazing East African Safari Company. EASTCO (as it’s known) has been operating safaris in Tanzania, and throughout Uganda and Kenya since 1993. It is a small family owned company that takes pride on how it runs its tours with the wildlife and local communities always at the forefront of […]

5 mins with: Viaggi Solidali

5 mins with: Viaggi Solidali

Today’s Responsible Tourism interview is with the wonderful Viaggi Solidali, a tour operator based in Italy that is really making a difference in all the areas they work in around the world. If you want to see the impact that responsible travel has then read the interview below. 1.        Congratulations on being nominated for the […]

The Best Beach To See Turtles In Costa Rica

The Best Beach To See Turtles In Costa Rica

She lay there exhausted from her exertion but her work was only just beginning. She slowly started to dig a pit that would accommodate her and her precious cargo. In the darkness a hush descended all around us as we knew that what we were about to witness would be magical. One by one they dropped […]

5 mins with: Friends International

Friends International

This week’s Responsible Tourism interview is probably the most important one we have done. It is with the amazing charity Friends International. Their work is changing the lives of children and youth in South East Asia and the world. One of their campaigns is all about children’s safety and how travellers can play an important […]

Exploring The Best of Sri Lanka’s East Coast

Sri Lanka east coast

Karen was pointing excitedly to the side of me. I tried to see what she was so excited about but without my glasses I am as blind as a bat. I could vaguely make out a large murky shape but had no idea what it was. Why didn’t I just ask her? We were snorkelling […]

5 mins with: Sam Veasna Centre

Sam Veasna Centre

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with the inspiring Sam Veasna Centre, a wildlife and conservation NGO based in Cambodia. They provide wildlife viewing trips in exclusive areas of Cambodia. Their goal is to provide an alternative sustainable livelihood from ecotourism for the local communities at the sites that they operate in (from reading their answers, […]

5 mins with: Bahia Bustamante

Bahia Bustamante

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with Bahia Bustamante and amazing village/ guesthouse/sheep farm/ wildlife haven set in a National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. As one guest said: “A seaside village surrounded by 360° of nature. Inside a National Park and declared one of Argentina’s Important Birding Areas, only a few places in the world […]

5 mins with: Blood Lions South Africa

Blood Lions South Africa

This week’s responsible tourism interview is with the amazing team behind the film Blood Lions. The film highlights the plight of captive Lions that are bred for canned hunting. Shockingly over 800 captive lions were shot in South Africa last year, mostly by wealthy international hunters under conditions that are anything but sporting or fare. […]