BOOK REVIEW 11 MAY 2016
The Responsible Tourist:
How to find, book and get the most from your holiday
Why Travel Responsibly?
Travelling responsibly can provide a richer holiday experience. It means that you’re not just passing by, but are actively contributing to the places you visit and the people who live there.
What is the book about?
The Responsible Tourist gives you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your holiday. The book describes how to find a responsible destination, how to find and use online booking platforms that promote sustainable holidays, and how to find and book directly with a responsible hotel or tour operator.
How do I get the book?
The Responsible Tourist is available to buy now as an e-book from Amazon Kindle, for USD 0.99 (or the equivalent value in your local currency). It is available free to members of Amazon Prime, and Kindle Unlimited. The e-book is compatible with Kindle Fire devices, and Free Kindle Tablets. Click here for the Amazon link
The book is also available in pdf format for researchers at the following sites:
The book is an initiative contributing to the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Program, and has been ewed by members of the IUCN Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
About the authors
Dr Anna Spenceley is an international tourism expert and consultant with 20 years experience sustainable tourism. Anna is Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group), a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Destination Working Group. Her profile is included in Who’s Who in the World.
Andrew Rylance is an economic development specialist focusing on tourism in rural areas and natural resource economics. He has worked throughout Africa for organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, European Union, German International Cooperation (GIZ) and SNV. He is currently a Senior Project Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme supporting sustainable financing of protected areas in Mozambique. He is also a member of the IUCN WCPA TAPAS Group.
If you would like to contact Andrew and Anna, below are their contact email addresses: