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. […]

Hanoi targets sustainable tourism development

Price of Travel has named Hanoi as the cheapest Asian city for backpackers, which, the tourism price index website, said gets high marks from most visitors. In the Asia Backpacker Index for 2019, the website said: “the food is also top-notch, especially when you are sitting amongst locals at one of the thousands of plastic-chair […]

Supermarket in Thailand uses banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic

Supermarket in Thailand uses banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic Picture: Perfect Homes Chiangmai Take note, UK supermarkets: a store in Thailand has found a smart way to reduce plastic packaging. The Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai is now using banana leaves as packaging instead of plastic. The leaves are used to hold together bunches […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Dacco – Yangon, Myanmar

Dacco was founded in 2008 and, it showcases the beautiful crafts by tribes from all over Myanmar, including Shan, Chin, Naga, Karen and much more. The main focus of their products are local fabrics and textiles, and they sell gorgeous bags, camera straps, apparel made from those materials. They also sell jewellery, sandals, baskets and […]

European Parliament Votes to Ban Single-Use Plastics With Historic Law

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to adopt a ban on various single-use plastics, including forks, spoons, knives, straws, and plates. The vote represents a significant step forward in the global fight to reduce plastic pollution. The law will go into full effect across the European Union by 2021, but countries will be expected to begin the transition […]

Rural tourism helps poverty alleviation in SW China

Southwest China’s Yunnan Province has been trying to make the best use of local landscape, to help poverty-stricken people in mountainous areas. The practice, though not the most critical measure in poverty alleviation, has shown its effectiveness. Yingjiang, a far-flung southwest county in the province, is making efforts and has many examples in the sector. […]