Slum Tourism: is it ethical?

This interview was originally published on Travindy on 1 April 2018 (New pictures were included in this version) Slum Tourism: is it ethical? It is difficult to find someone that can answer this question from both a professional and an academic background. However, Tamara Ramos finds the perfect fit: Elisa Spampinato. She has studied Anthropology…

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The Berlin Declaration has a new signatory.

Many are the activities and initiative that represent a positive and constructive change in the tourism industry. However, not many are those who suggest a change of paradigm. The Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism is one of those. If you are curious about it, this is its story, briefly. Very proudly to know that the…

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Community-based tours in the biggest favela of Latin America

Published on Tourism Concern Blog on 18 October 2017 Few years ago, in Rio de Janeiro, I met Ailton Macarrão, who introduced me, as one of its promoters and founders, to the Rocinha Community Tourism Forum (Forum de Turismo da Rocinha), which was the community-based response to the growing demand for tourism in the favela,…

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