Tourism Concern – promoting fair trade tourism

Tourism Concern: Tourism Concern works for ethical and fair trade tourism which benefits both, travellers and the people and places they visit. They expose tourism’s worst human rights abuses and campaign against them. In addition they promote tourism that benefits local people in tourist destinations. They have a great website with plenty of articles about voluntourism listed. Well, if you like it you can sign up for a membership which gives you access to a database full of materials.

Tourism Concern cooperates with the German based campaign Tourism Watch, who have carried out (english) and collected (German) some great research about voluntourism.


About Sebastian Drobner

Sebastian has eight years of experience in international development cooperation, lived in five countries and on three continents. He started to get into the world of development in 2008 when he volunteered for one year in Cambodia for a local Voluntourism project. He then received a contract as an advisor through Bread for the World in Germany and supported the development of the program Volunteer Action for Cambodia by Star Kampuchea until 2012. At the same time he was responsible for the development of the government founded volunteer program Weltwärts of Bread for the World in Cambodia and it`s mentoring. From 2012 to 2013 he changed into the head office of Bread for the world where he was responsible for the administration of their volunteer program as a program assistant. Now he is studying International Social Work and Development and works part time in development projects. Part of this course was an internship in the Solomon Islands where he worked in a tourism course and developed a volunteer program for Don Bosco Technical Institute Solomon Islands. The knowledge he gained when he finished a three-year training in Hotel and tourism helped during this experience.

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