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Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack?
Bamboo | Jan 09, 2015

Backpackers these days get a bad rap, particularly in South East Asia, which is one of the world’s most popular places to take a ‘gap year’. Films such as ‘Gringo Trails’ attempt to show the impact of global tourism and the threat that it poses to the environment and the local communities.A grim picture is created. One in which travelers have little respect for the cultures or landscapes that they are visiting. But is this really fair? Do backpackers want to experience more than just partying and do they knowingly destroy the places that they travel?

 

Read more: https://southeastasiabackpacker.com/sustainable-travel-voluntourism-advice-experts-bamboo-project/

 

 

Backpackers these days get a bad rap, particularly in South East Asia, which is one of the world’s most popular places to take a ‘gap year’. Films such as ‘Gringo Trails’ attempt to show the impact of global tourism and the threat that it poses to the environment and the local communities.A grim picture is created. One in which travelers have little respect for the cultures or landscapes that they are visiting. But is this really fair? Do backpackers want to experience more than just partying and do they knowingly destroy the places that they travel?

 

Read more: https://southeastasiabackpacker.com/sustainable-travel-voluntourism-advice-experts-bamboo-project/

 

 

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