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8 Places to Visit in Lviv

Tourists come to visit Ukraine for its capital Kyiv, Chernobyl and Pripyat. A city many often seem to skip is the romantic European esque city of Lviv also commonly referred to as ‘The Little Paris’. It’s also been listed as a UNESCO heritage city and is the largest city in western Ukraine. You can also see a great deal of Austrian, Polish and Jewish influence here, due to it formerly...

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Climate Emergency Declaration

The world of tourism is considered one of the high contributors to emissions affecting climate change. This also means of course that changes brought about in Tourism Practice will also influence positive change the most. We are committed to making that change and will collaborate actively to make this measurable, and positive. At Ethical Travel Portal, we work with several hand-picked partners around the world, renown for their best practices in...

The Gift of Presence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Why homestays are the best way to experience authentic Filipino warmth and hospitality   The following post is written by Tom Graham, co-founder of MAD Travel, an Ethical Travel Portal partner. It is an edited extract from his book, “The Genius of the Poor,” which recounts the author’s one-year journey living in the communities of a local NGO, Gawad Kalinga. Last year, the venue for my Christmas celebration was a glitzy night club...

Spiti – the Hidden Valley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]September 01, 2013 Spiti is perfect as a family holiday, and the best time to travel is during the summer break in Europe. Here is Anne Marie Davies reflection on their trip, travelling as a family with her two daughters aged 5 and 7 years old. Spiti is located in Himachal Pradesh, a state in Northern in India. Spiti is part of the Himalayas, the youngest mountain range on the planet. Not...

Enrich your holiday – learn the local language!

September 13, 2015 Do you want to get more out of your holiday? A good tip for when you travel is to learn a few phrases of the local language. By doing this it will enrich your experience, even if you only learn to speak a few words. Many places which Ethical Travel Portal visit, English is not commonly spoken. At least not among the elders, so a few phrases are always...

Folk Music with Ioan Pop from Maramures in Romania

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]December 05, 2013 Whilst we were in Maramures the North-Western part of Romania we met the incredible Ioan Pop. Ioan is a resident to an area with many villages home to century-old traditions. Maramures has a fascinating rural culture preserving the crafts and skills from their Dacian ancestors. After meeting Ioan we discovered that his name is associated with the captivating authentic Romanian folklore. Later we stayed at the guesthouse belonging to...