Category: travel industry

voluntourism

Voluntourism – A great way to give back or a dangerous circle of exploitation?

Nowadays the concept of ‘voluntourism’, the combination of tourism and charity work, has rapidly flourished beyond the traditional gap-year activity to become a multimillion-dollar industry, for everyone from school leavers to retirees. Spending a week volunteering in an orphanage or building a house might seem like a selfless way to spend your holiday, but research [...]
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single-use plastics

The travel industry: Trying to quash the single-use plastic addiction

Photo by Dustan Woodhouse on Unsplash ingle-use plastics have become one of the worst synthetic materials to impact the world. In almost every shop there is a piece of plastic that will inevitably end up in the ocean or landfill. An estimate of 513 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean each year. [...]
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