Good intentions, money and the desire to help are essential ingredients for the orphanage tourism industry. But tourists end up becoming agents in the exploitation of children.
International tourism is a booming business, with tourists spending US$1.4 trillion each year. Who's benefiting from this outlay of cash?
Expecting tourists to pay a little more than locals is defensible – whether in Bruges, Venice or Thailand.
Climate change is set to expand Antarctica's ice-free area, potentially helping native species to flourish but also paving the way for invasive species to gain a foothold.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
The president restored restrictions on Americans' travel to Cuba and prohibited transactions with its military. Here's why, and what's to come.
The annual Burning Man Festival creates a temporary city in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In many ways, it's an innovation lab for rethinking cities.
It is a problem in our efforts to build reconciliation that Australians appear not to be taking up the hospitality of their fellow Australians.
Melbourne's street art has an international reputation and may be a very valuable tourist attraction. But the city remains ambivalent about the activities that have created its 'laneway galleries'.
The ubiquitous cafes across Australian cities attract locals and tourists alike, but surely there's more to thriving neighbourhoods than a flat white.
The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.
The U.S. is considering expanding a ban it imposed in March on several Middle Eastern countries to all flights from Europe. A close look suggests the meager benefits just aren't worth the high costs.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
No place is off-limits to tourism, so the industry grows without restriction – but there are ways to curb the environmental damage it does.
Turning 18 could be your ticket to a European adventure – literally.
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel invites us to consider the value of tourism as a political tool.
Are Edinburgh Castle et al really acing their English equivalents?
Shaman have used the psychoactive effects of ayahuasca for spiritual and healing purposes for hundreds of years. But a new breed of tourist has discovered this plant-based drug.
Professional surfers have called for culling sharks to reduce the risk of attacks. A shark biologist explains why culling will not work and surfers should accept risk when they enter the water.
Where we choose to go on trips abroad is easily skewed by the nature of news reports, and that can have huge impacts on destinations.