New adventures in ethical travel

Author: Huw Williams, Financial Times, Published on: 1 October 2004

Companies working in the adventure and active sectors have found that travellers are hungry for real experiences, but not at the cost of damage to the places or people they visit...Responsible tourism holidays aren't restricted to out-of-the-way exotic destinations, they can also be found in Europe and in countries already established as favourites for UK travellers: ecologically sound villages in Gambia...; a holiday on a small Polish organic farm...; trips to Egypt visiting Bedouin villages...The big four in the UK, Thomson Holidays [part of TUI], First Choice, Thomas Cook and MyTravel are working with the Travel Foundation, a charity that finds practical ways for the industry to develop and implement responsible travel. All four are now committed to adopting and publishing responsible travel policies. [also refers to Tribes Travel, Neilson (part of Thomas Cook)]

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Related companies: First Choice Holidays MyTravel Neilson Travel (part of Thomas Cook) Thomas Cook Thomson Holidays (part of TUI Travel) Tribes Travel TUI Travel