Beginning at home – the next generation of sustainable travelers

Contributed by Jackie Edwards, editor, researcher and writer  Sustainable Tourism: Ways Your Trip Can Have a Positive Impact When we go on holiday to a new place, it is increasingly important for us to learn as much as we can about the local atmosphere and culture. Often, the best part of the trip is when we […]

An American’s China Dream: Brian Linden And Yunnan Tourism

Brian Linden isn’t trying to “save” the Chinese tourism industry, which suffers from top-down planning and dubious standards. But he has taken an extraordinary first step: Believing it can be improved. It’s midmorning on the bank of Erhai Lake outside of Dali in southwest China. On a sandy point jutting out into the water, a […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Sanon Training Restaurant – Bagan, Myanmar

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Sanon Training Restaurant – Bagan, Myanmar   Sanon Training Restaurant, enjoy contemporary Burmese cuisine! Enter through the garden where you’ll discover our vocational training restaurant flowing from the inside, out into the lush garden, exposing brick walls with locally inspired sculptures throughout. You’ll experience our tapas-style menu […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Yangshuo Retreat – Guangxi, P.R. China

The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, (阳朔胜地) is a riverside gem among Yangshuo hotels. The Retreat was originally conceived as a simple ecolodge where expat friends could escape from the chaos of polluted mega-cities. Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is unique among Yangshuo hotels for our commitment to sustainability and empowering the wonderful local people. The traditional double-walled mud brick […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: CRAFT LINK – Ha Noi, Viet Nam

A not – for – profit organisation showcases crafts from minority groups in Vietnam. The main mission is dedicated to helping revive and revitalise traditional handicrafts as well as improve the livelihoods of minority groups in Viet Nam through handicraft production and marketing.   Find out more about Craft Link, please visit https://www.mekongtourism.org/mekong-responsible-tourism/craft-link-ha-noi-viet-nam/ Download the […]

Holidays that make a difference: 25 ethical trips in the UK and worldwide

Our pick of community projects, homestays, ethical tours, working holidays and trips that benefit women’s charities and initiatives. Five of the best community tourism projects worldwide Thailand Originally set up to help the fishing village of Ban Talae Nok recover after the tsunami of 2008, Andaman Discoveries has expanded its community tourism programmes across Thailand. […]