Travel is a double edged sword. On the one hand, it is a wonderful privilege, with great potential for positive change in host communities. But it can also be an incredibly negative force - a capitalist practice that inflicts violence and oppression behind the scenes.
If you read our recent post Travelling well: how to leverage your privilege for good, you will already be familiar with some of the things you can do to make sure your vacation has a positive impact. Here we’ll go into more detail about justice tourism and ecotourism, what these terms mean, and why they’re important.