Ethical Travel: Articles, Programs, Blogs, Travel Resources

Each year, millions of travellers come to this small Indonesian island for its pristine beaches and reefs, and leave behind a mountain of rubbish.
Elephants, freed from the cruelty of Thailand's logging industry, now face an equally grim prospect: Tourism.
Regardless of whether you’re studying, volunteering, working, or even just vacationing abroad, here are nine ethical travel practices that you should adopt this year.
When it comes to tipping guides and porters, crunching the numbers may not give you the right answer.
Planning to change the world? This veteran development worker says pitch the pretence and pack your humility.
Dracula tourism makes Romania millions, but at what cost to local culture?
In shoulder-width tunnels four storeys underground, Cambodia's precious stone workers dig for that one gem that will lift them from poverty.
Tourist visits to this fragile ecosystem could soon reach more than a quarter of a million per year. Is it possible for your trip-of-a-lifetime to do more good than harm?
In honour of Earth Day, we ask the experts how to become a green traveller.
Rethinking Thailand’s sex tourism industry.
G Adventures’ fearless leader talks to Verge about his new business book, Looptail.
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