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The Responsible Tourist: How to find, book and get the most from your holiday

Published in 2016 by
  • STAND cc (Other)

Type of document: Best practices, case studies

Travelling responsibly can provide a richer holiday experience. The Responsible Tourist gives you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your holiday. The book describes how to find a responsible destination, how to find and use online booking platforms that promote sustainable holidays, and how to find and book directly with a responsible hotel or tour operator.

Further information

The book is an initiative contributing to the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Program, and has been reviewed by members of the IUCN Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and the UNWTO. About the authors Dr Anna Spenceley is an international tourism expert and consultant with 20 years experience sustainable tourism. Anna is Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group), a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Destination Working Group. Her profile is included in Who’s Who in the World. Andrew Rylance is an economic development specialist focusing on tourism in rural areas and natural resource economics. He has worked throughout Africa for organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, European Union, German International Cooperation (GIZ) and SNV. He is currently a Senior Project Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme supporting sustainable financing of protected areas in Mozambique. He is also a member of the IUCN WCPA TAPAS Group. If you would like to contact Andrew and Anna, below are their contact email addresses: Anna: annaspenceley@gmail.com / rylanceandrew@gmail.com