Voluntourism — "all Inclusive" social commitment?

spielende Schulkinder
© Marko Priske / Brot für die Welt

Helping with an aid project or teaching English - many people want to do good on holiday. More and more providers are discovering the lucrative business of travel and "helping". But often these short-term, commercial offers do more harm than good.

All things legal! Human rights in tourism

Mädchen am Strand
© Lohnes / Brot für die Welt

Human rights violations in tourism are commonplace. Be it through exploitative working conditions in hotels, the displacement of entire villages for the construction of airports or the sexual exploitation of children by travelers. Governments and tourism companies must fully respect, protect and guarantee human rights.

Agenda 2030 and Tourism

© viventura

Sustainable tourism is mentioned a total of four times in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The explicit mention of the sector not only emphasises its global importance, but at the same time commits it to fundamentally changing the tourism model that is so widespread today.

Climate justice in tourism?

Inseln im Pazifik
© Sabine Minninger / Brot für die Welt

Eight percent of global emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases - i.e. almost every 12th ton – come from tourism. The lion's share of this is generated when travelling to and from the destination, especially when flying.


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