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The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays [Paperback]

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1 April 2006
If you're tired of Tourist Traps and Guilt Trips, or just want to have a positive impact on local people and their environment, this book is for you. Find hundreds of new ideas for your next holiday and visit amazing communities not listed in other guidebooks. The Ethical Travel Guide is a natural successor to Tourism Concern's hugely popular Good Alternative Travel Guide. It is the essential resource for responsible global travel. From construction projects in Tibet to luxury Greek island breaks, there is something for every taste and budget. The extensive directory in this new guide lists places to visit and stay in over 60 countries and other useful resources chosen by Tourism Concern for anyone interested in ethical and sustainable tourism 'because tourism should always benefit local people'.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (1 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230537766
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844073214
  • ASIN: 1844073211
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,091,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hurrah for TETG then, which proves that, rich or poor, we don't have to stay at home to save the planet, and travel needn't necessarily involve excessive consumption and retrospective remorse...Easy to read and strangely compelling, TETG is an inspriration.' New Consumer 'How to travel ethically: read the Ethical Travel Guide' Evening Standard 'From simple local-style holidays, treks, construction projects in Tibet, art holidays, and culinary and luxury retreats, there is something to suit every taste and budget. This is the essential resource for responsible global travellers.' HippyShopper 'A crucial read for any environmentally-aware traveller' Ian Waller, Real Travel Magazine 'As ever, Tourism Concern is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared much more equitably' Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future 'A directory of exciting and inspirational holiday experiences which do not exploit or damage the local community to suit all tastes and budgets.' The Bookseller, 27 Jan 2006 'For those who would love to see the world, but would like to do so without leaving an ecological footprint, this book guides you to all the best spots where you can taste the local delights, experience the unexpected and still feel sure that you haven't had a negative impact.' Daily Echo, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 'If you are going to travel the world The Ethical Travel Guide is a great route planner both to help you understand the cultures, environment of people as well as contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum.' Peter Shield www.naturalchoices.co.uk 'This travel guide will ... shed a whole new light on travelling and give potential travellers many new and wonderful ideas for alternative vacations... Even if you aren�t planning a trip soon, it is inspirational to read about what people across the world are doing to make travel meaningful.' Treehugger.com 'A good leaping off point for time-poor holidaymakers who want to use limited travel time for a more truly enriching experience.' Aduki

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Tourism Concern is the leading authority on ethical travel. Its staff have spent over 15 years developing guidelines for tourists who want to have a great holiday and benefit the local communities. With The Ethical Travel Guide Tourism Concern shows you how you can 'avoid guilt trips' and still have the holiday you want.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great guide- but take the train 11 April 2007
By Peter Shield VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Ethical Tourism, responsible travel, Fair Trade Travel what ever you want to call it is in its early days, but already it is showing that is capturing the imagination of people who want a more intense experience of world cultures and people as well as ensuring that the tourist pound is ending up in the pockets of the community visited and not some multinational tour operator or hotel chain.If you are going to travel the world The Ethical Travel Guide is a great route planner both to help you understand the cultures, environment of people as well as contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum. It pulls out innovative / community tourist projects all over the world which will give the traveller a series of unique experiences of the culture, people and environment of the region.

The only poor area of the book is on air travel- the advice on the EU Carbon Trading scheme is just plain wrong- air travel is not included at the moment in the EU tarding scheme, nor does the scheme give money to carbon cutting schemes. All evidence is that plane travel is just plain bad for the planet- trains, boats and buses on the other hand let you see the world up close.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not much in the US 2 Feb 2007
By Jordan Michel - Published on Amazon.com
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I skimmed through this one in a bookstore, trying to decide between it and Lonely Planet Code Green.

This one definitely seemed to have the advantage in terms of unique and diverse travel ideas. It's longer and fits more ideas into each page.

But it had only one page on ethical travel in the US. At least 65% of it was devoted to Africa and Asia. There must be some ethical travel opportunities that don't require an international flight.

If you're looking for unique ideas and can affford international travel, get this book. But it doesn't have much to offer nearby.

As a side note, the glossier Lonely Planet Code Green, though it has more ideas in the US, is also far from perfect (see my review of that book for more detail).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A host of alternative opportunities 23 Sep 2006
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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THE ETHICAL TRAVEL GUIDE: YOUR PASSPORT TO EXCITING ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAYS is for any sick of tourist traps and guilt trips - or who want to use their tourism dollars to have a positive impact on local people. From construction projects in Tibet to ecolodge accommodations, THE ETHICAL TRAVEL GUIDE offers a host of alternative opportunities.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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