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The Good Tourist: An Ethical Traveller's Guide

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Advocating respect for human rights and responsible travel, this impassioned guide offers invaluable insights and advice to travelers who want to behave responsibly, protect civil liberties, and improve the lives of the citizens of the countries they visit. Behind the sandy beaches, panoramic vistas, picturesque villages, and historic treasures there often lies a bleak reality. This unusual travel book turns the traditional format on its head, offering less in the way of travel tips and more detailed information about the political, economic, and human rights status of destinations around the world. Fifteen countries are taken to task for their performance in such areas as poverty, torture, womens rights, censorship, and repression. Hot spots such as Iran, Syria, and Cuba are featured, while popular destinations such as Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and China also come under scrutiny. Each chapter is followed by "What you can do" and "Recommended reading" sections, exhorting the reader to become aware and take action. Inspired by the ethical flying movement and the trend toward investment in projects to offset carbon emissions, this activist handbook will help travelers feel good about venturing to their chosen destination and inspire them to stay involved in a practical way once they return.

About the Author

Lucy Popescu has traveled extensively and has worked for 20 years in the field of human rights. She reviews and writes about theater and edited the anthology Another Sky: Voices of Conscience from Around the World. Ronald Harwood is an Academy Award–winning screenwriter, dramatist, and author. Joan Smith is the author of Misogynies, Moralities, and What Will Survive, and writes a weekly column for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905147793
Author:
Popescu, Lucy
Publisher:
Arcadia Books
Introduction by:
Smith, Joan
Introduction:
Smith, Joan
Foreword by:
Harwood, Ronald
Foreword:
Harwood, Ronald
Author:
Harwood, Ronald
Author:
Smith, Joan
Subject:
Resorts & Spas
Subject:
Special Interest - Ecotourism
Subject:
TRV030000
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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