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During the past year Finnish Association for Fair Tourism has discussed the relationship between tourism and global inequalities. It was asked, how can cooperation between actors in the Global South and local entrepreneurs become fairer? What principles should be included in the global tour operating to make it more equal?
During the summer we in Duara Travels have attended several responsible travel panel discussions. We want to share some of the issues that have been raised up in these panels with you as we believe they touch everyone travelling in locations where there’s huge financial inequality and where you are representing the wealthier part. Encounters with locals coming from different cultures and socio-economical backgrounds can be very rewarding and eye-opening for both parts but remember that these encounters come with some responsibilities. Here’s something to consider…