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Who's Who in the UK

  1. 1. Who's Who?
 Responsible Travel 
 and Ecotourism 
 in the United Kingdom october 2009 planeta.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Who's Who?
 Edited by 
 Gerhard Buttner, 
 Richard Hammond 
 and Ron Mader

  3. 3.   Any UK-based organisation, group or website which actively promotes, researches, or networks and offers space for exchange of ideas on topics related to responsible tourism, ecotourism, sustainable travel, ethical travel and green travel.   planeta.wikispaces.com/ukwho
  4. 4.   To simplify the Who’s   Web Portals Who for readers we   Organisations and have divided the index Research Centers into the following   Publishers categories. That said,   Awards many of those featured   Tourism Directory work in multiple sectors.
  5. 5.   GreenTraveller is UK travel journalist Richard Hammond's online guide for those looking to travel in a way that lessens their impact on the environment, helps conservation, and provides genuine benefits for local communities.   www.greentraveller.co.uk
  6. 6.   Responsible Travel is a bookable site for a large number of operators chosen according to a range of environmental and social responsibility criteria.   responsibletravel.com
  7. 7.   Leap Local puts travellers in touch with recommended local travel guides worldwide. They run a competition to reward top guides.   www.leaplocal.org
  8. 8.   Make Travel Fair is an independent website and online platform about the global issues associated with travel, with a wide range of contributors focusing on issues such as responsible independent travel, social and environmental issues.   www.maketravelfair.co.uk
  9. 9.   Travelmole is an online community for the travel industry with an important section on sustainable travel.   www.travelmole.com
  10. 10.   Your Safe Planet is an innovative global network with London as home base for responsible and ethical travel and have co- hosted responsible tourism networking events.   www.yoursafeplanet.co.uk
  11. 11.   The International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) at Leeds Metropolitan University is a post-graduate training and research centre which has played a leading role in the responsible tourism through research and development work with industry and government.   www.icrtourism.org
  12. 12.   Forum for the Future works toward sustainable tourism by partnering with major tour operators, creating working examples of sustainable holiday developments and publishing reports including Tourism 2023 and Paradise Found. Of note is the travel and tourism blog.   www.forumforthefuture.org
  13. 13.   People and Places links people who want to use their skills and experience to make a real difference.   www.travel-peopleandplaces.co.uk
  14. 14.   Tourism Concern is a NGO working against exploitation in tourism. Tourism Concern has also formed the Ethical Tour Operator Group whose members meet quarterly to disseminate better practice in responsible tourism.   www.tourismconcern.org.uk
  15. 15.   The Travel Foundation is a UK charity that aims to help the outbound travel industry manage tourism more sustainably.   www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk
  16. 16.   Hidden Britain South East focuses on rural community tourism and gives free advice and support to community groups to develop tourism projects.   www.hiddenbritainse.org.uk
  17. 17.   Natural England promotes the natural environment and its enjoyment for visitors with a Countryside Code for England and Wales to promote the protection, respect and enjoyment of the countryside.   www.naturalengland.org.uk
  18. 18.   Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) promotes the protection of birds and wildlife and run 150 nature reserves with "everything from great days out for all the family with a wide range of facilities to quiet sites where facilities are minimal but the wildlife experience is not".   www.rspb.org.uk/thingstodo
  19. 19.   Sustrans offers heaps of cycling news as the sustainable transport charity.   www.sustrans.org.uk
  20. 20.   Bradt Travel Guides produce guidebooks with a well-deserved reputation for unusual destinations and for promoting sustainable travel.   www.bradt-travelguides.com
  21. 21.   Rough Guides published 'Clean Breaks - 500 new ways to see the world' (by UK authors Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith) - the most comprehensive worldwide guide to experiences that make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet.   www.roughguides.com
  22. 22.   Ecoescape is a website for eco-friendly holidays in the United Kingdom and Ireland.   www.ecoescape.org
  23. 23.   Footprint provides travellers with a true understanding of the places and people they are visiting, whilst encouraging sensitivity towards local communities.   www.footprintbooks.com
  24. 24.   Guardian Green Travel features many green travel ideas and travel tips in this extensive section recycled in the dead tree newspaper.   www.guardian.co.uk/travel/green
  25. 25.   Responsible Tourism Awards acknowledge leaders in the tourism industry   www.responsibletourismawards.com
  26. 26.   Green Spaces Awards highlights the best green places to stay, green tourism projects and open spaces worldwide. Organised by The Times newspaper.   www.timesonline.co.uk
  27. 27.   Glocaltravel   www.glocaltravel.net
  28. 28.   Hands Up Holidays   www.handsupholidays.com
  29. 29.   London 21 Sustainability Network promotes community-based initiatives for a greener, healthier and more sustainable Greater London and includes a London Green Map.   www.london21.org
  30. 30.   The Royal Parks features information on some of London’s major parks (like Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park) with information on probably some of the best urban parks in the world and regular events and activities.
  31. 31.   The Thames Path is an unofficial guide to the Thames Path National Trail.   www.thames-path.org.uk
  32. 32.   Green London works to bridge the knowledge gap between the news in the media and the scientific basis of climate change via walking tours. 10% of all tour fees go to St Mungo’s, Putting Down Roots Project, an organic gardening project for London’s Homeless.   www.green-london.org.uk
  33. 33. edited by Gerhard Buttner, Richard Hammond and Ron Mader october 2009 planeta.wikispaces.com