Rural Community Tourism in Peru

Condor Travel has helped implement a community-based rural tourism project in Andean communities. Read more about it here: SustainableTrip.org Blog.

Fair Trade Tourism?

Is fair trade tourism the next ethical buzzword, or will it make a real difference in responsible and sustainable tourism? Read this article by Express Travel World.

Uruguay by Boat: Tigre to Colonia

Uruguay has always intrigued me as a destination. In Australia we hardly hear anything about this country or its people. So when we heard that it was only an hour’s boat ride away from Argentina, we hopped straight on that ferry… Only we took the more complicated route. To get to Uruguay there are basically … Continue reading

From Plush Palermo to Colourful La Boca

Couch surfing is the best idea in the world for travellers whose primary occupation is first and foremost to find a bed for the night. It’s a website that lets travellers sign up and post a profile for free to either host travellers at their home or be hosted, or both. We were fortunate enough … Continue reading

San Telmo Buenos Aires

San Telmo, they say, is the birthplace of tango. After recovering from jetlag, we were able to start exploring it. We had moved accommodation to literally across the road to a hostel appropriately called…Hostel Tango. Although it was dirtier and colder than the last, it was less about commercial tourism and the people were more … Continue reading

Experience a City with the Locals

Responsible travel is as much about respect for local communities and getting to know the people that live in them as it is respect for the environment. One of the best ways to get away from the tourist precincts and experience the real city is to stay with the locals.  This has been known for years … Continue reading

The Impacts of Chile’s Volcanic Eruption on Tourism and Local Development

Just over a year after volcanic eruptions in Iceland grounded flights and halted regional tourism, eruptions from volcanoes in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle ranges on the Chilean-Argentinean border are doing the same. As we’re scheduled to travel very shortly to Argentina and Chile, this recent natural disaster has led me to think about the impacts the event … Continue reading

What is Responsible Tourism?

Responsible tourism, is the new buzz word in the tourism industry that is gaining importance with travellers, tour companies and governments alike. You may call it sustainable or ethical tourism, eco-tourism or simply just nature tourism. Call it what you like, on one hand it’s about showing respect for the environment and the people where … Continue reading

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