The British News source Guardian.co.uk recently released a podcast debating the positive role of tourism development in emerging nations. Based on the World Tourism Organisation’s assertion that responsible tourism has a significant role to play in global poverty eradication as well as help nations meet the millennium development goals.
The podcast features:
- Colombia-based journalist / film maker Toby Muse, reporting from Nazareth in the Colombian Amazon – a town that has banned tourists
- Amanda Marks, Managing Director and Founder of UK-based Tribes Travel, which offers tours and holidays to Africa, Asia and Latin America
- Kennedy Odede, originally from a Kenyan slum, who is Executive Director of US-based charity Shining Hope for Communities, explaining why tourist visits to slums are morally wrong.
- Tricia Barnett, Director of Tourism Concern UK
- Jonathan Mitchell, a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and co-author of Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Pathways to Prosperity
- David Scowsill, President of the World Travel and Tourism Council