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Seminar 2: Human and Animal rights in tourism
Possible discussion items within your group to start preparing for the seminar:
1. How can CBT contribute to reach the global goals?
2. Is CBT the way to reduce poverty?
3. Does participatory planning for tourism empower communities?
4. Who are the leaders in sustainable tourism and explain your “hero”?
Tourism and Poverty Reduction by
Publication Date: 2019-01-30
Tourism and Poverty Reduction examines the importance oftourism and its relationship with poverty reduction. It includes the basic description of tourism with respect to local economicdevelopment, its benefits for the poor and planning involved inreducing poverty.
Human Rights Issues in Tourism by
Publication Date: 2020-12-28
This book uniquely focuses on human rights issues associated with tourism development and tourism businesses. Tourism is a manifestation of globalization and it intersects with human rights on so many levels. These implications are increasingly relevant in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global economic hardship.
The Routledge Handbook of Community Based Tourism Management by
Publication Date: 2020-12-20
This Handbook offers an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of core themes and concepts in community-based tourism management. Providing interdisciplinary insights from leading international scholars, this is the first book to critically examine the current status of community-basedtourism.
Fair Tourism - Kayan Thailand
A large part of the Kayan, originally from Myanmar who are known for their traditional brass rings around their necks, settled in Northern Thailand. There, the Thai government considered them as possible tourist attractions, hence as a profitable source, which mainly consisted in giving the opportunity to tourists to take pictures of them. As a consequence of this, human rights movements against this exploitation rose, and aimed at promoting a type of tourism which is based on sharing the values of the Kayan, their customs and traditions, shifting the type of tourism from a vertical to a more horizontal approach. This is known as Community-Based Tourism, or CBT for short.
Ethical travel dilemmas
Find the dilemma in human rights.
Is it OK to ride an elephant? Go on a cruise or haggle for goods? Most people don’t set out to cause harm, but can unwittingly do so. Our aim to change consumer behavior in order that people make better and more informed choices about their holidays. Read the series of Ethical Travel Dilemmas.
Sustainability leaders project
Meet world’s sustainable tourism leaders: read their stories, join us in celebrating their success and learn from their experiences. Be inspired!
Webinar: How can tour operators address human rights risks and impacts in their value chain?
Human rights in the tourism sector by
Publication Date: 2017
To ensure that the data collected in the context of human rights impact assessments is comparable and the collection process follows accepted quality criteria, this guide aims to:
- provide guidance on data collection for practitioners conducting or evaluating human rights impact assessments in tourism destinations (e.g. companies, consultancies and NGOs); and - support the collection of comparable data in the context of company-led human rights impact assessments
Human rights in tourism: An implementation guideline for tour operators by
Publication Date: 2013
The guideline encourages those businesses that have so far failed to practice sustainability, Corporate Social responsibility (CSR), or environmental management, to make a first big step towards sustainable entrepreneurship. The guideline offers a simple, but systematic way forward.
Indigenous People and the Travel Industry: Practical Global Guidelines to Good Practice by
Publication Date: 2017
The following practical guidelines intended for use by travel companies that work with Indigenous communities around the world. They are meant to encourage responsible conduct and guide good business practices that serve and protect the interests of Indigenous communities and travel companies as well as produce visitor experiences that are authentic, respectful and rewarding.
Paper - The Asia Pacific Ecotourism Regional Conference (APREC), Sri Lanka, 7-9th May 2009.
Sripun, M., Yongvanit, S. & Pratt, R. (2017). Power, legitimacy, and urgency of community-based tourism stakeholders in Northeastern Thailand. Asian Social Science, 13(4). https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v13n4p104
An example of power and legitimacy in CBT.
George, B. P., & Varghese, V. (2007). Human rights in tourism: Conceptualization and stakeholder perspectives. Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 12(2), 40-48. Retrieved on April 16, 2021, from http://ejbo.jyu.fi/pdf/ejbo_vol12_no2_pages_40-48
We the people for The Global Goals (Video)
1st Mekong Hero 2020 | Ms. Potjana Suansri (video)