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The Good Alternative Travel Guide: Exciting Holidays for Responsible Travellers

Travel Guide

By: Mark Mann

246 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2002 | Edition: 2 | #133441 | ISBN: 1853838373
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About this book

New edition of the book formally known as The Community Tourism Guide, this new edition contains many new `eco-holidays' aimed at independent travellers. Featured trips include safaris, adventurous backpacking expeditions, snorkelling, kayaking, beach holidays, jungle lodges, spectacular hiking, dog-sledding, whale watching, fascinating cultural adventures, salsa and drumming holidays.

'[A] groundbreaking book.' The Ecologist 'If you are interested in responsible tourism, this is a must.' ABTA Magazine 'If you haven't already booked a summer holiday and you are, or want to be, a responsible traveller, then this guide has plenty of suggestions.' The Sunday Times 'With a directory packed with community-based tour operators and guest houses, it will allow you to veer off the beaten track with-out leaving the footprint associated with traditional tourism.' Geographical 'Conveys its message gently and thoughtfully, without an excess of political correctness.' The Daily Telegraph 'A good reference for ethical tourism.' Daily Echo 'The ultimate guide to tours and holidays that benefit local people instead of spoiling their way of life.' A Place in the Sun '[It] picks its way through what could be a minefield of dodgy claims to select what it describes as examples of 'true ecotourism', with hundreds of holidays featured.' Green Futures


Foreword: Tourism Concern - Putting People in the Picture * Preface to the Second Edition * Introduction: Strange Birdsong in the Jungle * Section One: Community Tourism - the Issues and Principles - Tourism and the Developing World * Community Tourism: an Alternative * Being There * Section Two: Holiday Directory - Outbound Operators * Local Tour Operators by Country * Holiday-finder Index * Section Three: Responsible Tourism Resources * Resources Directory * The ToDo! Awards * Responsible Tourism Codes * Glossary

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Mark Mann is a researcher for Tourism Concern, Europe's leading ethical tourism organization committed to establishing fair trade in tourism between travellers and local communities

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