Tourism Concern News

Nepal’s situation update

Nepal’s situation update

30th Apr 2010 Press Release Tourism News

The main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) has announced a nationwide strike from May 2, 2010 to pressurize the government led by Madhav Kumar Nepal, an influential leader of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist) to step down.

Tourism development undermining millions in tsunami aid

23rd Dec 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Five years since the Boxing Day tsunami devastated the coastlines of India and Sri Lanka, killing thousands and destroying countless homes and livelihoods, many communities are still struggling to rebuild their lives. This is despite massive aid flows to the region, including over £400 million raised through donations in the UK.

Tourism Concern call for end to mega-resorts

9th Mar 2009 Press Release Tourism News

Mega-resorts are destroying communities and are environmentally unsustainable and lead to widespread alienation and displacement of people from their land, according to a new report from lobby group Tourism Concern.Poor communities in developing countries, which depend heavily upon their natural resources for their livelihoods, are the hardest hit.