Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern

Charity information

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern fights exploitation in tourism. We are an independent, non-industry based, UK charity, with members and supporters from around the world. We work with partners in over 20 destination countries to ensure that tourism always benefits local people.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our Vision
    A world free from exploitation in which all parties involved in tourism benefit equally and in which relationships between industry, tourists and host communities are based on trust and respect.

    Our Mission
    Tourism Concern's mission is to ensure that tourism always benefits local people.

    Our Principles
    Tourism Concern is a non-industry based organisation and strongly believes that its independence is vital to its role.

    We ensure that we listen to the opinions and perspectives of our partners in destination communities. Our campaigns are often initiated when communities and organisations come to us with requests for help.

    Shared values and vision
    We strongly believe in working with organisations that share our values and vision and we strive to work towards common goals throughout the collaborative process.

    We believe that all people have the right to participate in all decision-making that affects them both internally and in the work we do.

    Ethical practices
    We strive to adopt low impact "green" policies and practices and to purchase and promote fair trade products.

  • Aims

    Tourism Concern aims to:

    • To influence NGOs and governments in the way tourism is developed
    • To advise tourists how to holiday ethically
    • To ensure that tourism always benefits local people.
    • To empower local civil society organisations to participate in tourism decision-making processes
    • To support tour operators to improve their operations and lobby the tourism industry to behave more ethically.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1064020

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 02082636007

    Address: The Lansdowne Building 2 Lansdowne Road Croydon CR2 9ER

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Save Alleppey

    Backwater tourism around Alleppey is a valuable source of local employment and income, wit... More
  • Community voices on tourism

    Tourism Concern will develop an interactive map to help tourists make ethical decisions ab... More
  • Demand an end to water injustice in Goa, India

    Postcard campaign to Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, calling on better regulated deve... More
  • Favela Tourism

    We plan to research and raise public awareness about the practice of 'Poverty Tourism' in ... More
  • All Inclusive holidays - research project

    Some tour operators have switched their holidays to all-inclusive packages. However, the i... More
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Code for Tour Operators

    Indigenous Peoples’ Code of Conduct for Tour Operators. Indigenous people are often expo... More