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The Ethical Travel Guide: Your Passport to Exciting Alternative Holidays Paperback – 1 Apr 2006
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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
About the Author
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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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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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).
Diane C. Donovan