Ethical holidays

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Edinburgh’s dark corners: a walking tour of the city’s hidden stories
Invisible Cities’ tours take visitors to the Scottish capital’s juiciest and least-known stories – and with guides who have known homelessness, they are rooted in real experience

Stuart Kenny

24, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘I loved being a Workaway host but now Brexit has ended it in the UK’
I was privileged to host international travellers wishing to work in exchange for lodgings but tighter entry rules have made it impossible

Katie Glass

17, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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10 of the best charity holiday stays in the UK
Book into one of these brilliantly located cottages, apartments, bothies and hotels and you’ll be contributing to a worthy cause too

Rhiannon Batten

03, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A spiritual walk on the South Downs: the Old Way pilgrims’ route
Walking an East Sussex segment of a newly devised trail leads to encounters with art history, ancient churches and natural wonder

Carol Donaldson

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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To Airbnb or not to Airbnb: is it ethical to rent property to holidaymakers during a housing crisis?
It’s a question individual owners in Australia are asking themselves – but one that may be better directed to governments and corporates

Dwayne Grant

22, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Travel industry warned ‘tackle climate disaster before it’s too late’
‘We won’t have a world to show our customers if we don’t act soon,’ delegates are told at tourism conference

Nazia Parveen, from Marrakech

13, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Discreet Crete: exploring the Greek island’s gorges and ancient villages on a new eco-tour
Away from the bars and bustle, Crete’s spectacular White Mountains are opening up to sensitive and sustainable travel – with scrumptious food

Lorna Parkes

16, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Quinta-ssential Portugal: a campervan tour of farms, villages and flavours
A new website for campervanners puts Portugal’s superb country food and wine on your doorstep – and you only pay for the welcome basket

Oliver Balch

09, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A slow Highlands adventure: new laid-back holidays to benefit people and planet
A trip in the Scottish Highlands shows how some tour operators are now trying to ensure local people benefit from visitors, rather than being bypassed

Holly Tuppen

08, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The British government must lead the way on animal welfare | Letter
Letter: Wildlife campaigners including Duncan McNair, Peter Egan and Stanley Johnson call on the government to keep its manifesto commitment to an animals abroad bill, targeting cruel and unethical tourism

Letters

01, Apr, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Explore becomes first UK tour operator to carbon offset all parts of a holiday
The adventure travel company’s new sustainability strategy includes carbon offsetting flights, accommodation and domestic transport

Isabel Choat

14, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist
Our pick of places to visit in 2020 celebrates inspiring conservation and community projects that are making a difference to people and the planet

04, Jan, 2020 @6:59 AM

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