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Tourism

It’s not just animals who suffer from elephant tourism

by Ben Pearson

Just in case you need yet ANOTHER reason to tell your clients to stay away from elephant rides.

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Travel Agents

Intrepid urges agents to take the pledge against elephant riding

Our friends over at Intrepid celebrated World Elephant Day by shedding light on the cruel practices behind elephant riding.

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Destinations

Shocking: Report finds animal abuse in nearly ALL of Bali’s wildlife tourism venues

by Ali Coulton

Warning: this report had us crying in our cornflakes this morning. But there is hope! We chatted to Ben Pearson from World Animal Protection to find out how to book cruelty-free travel.

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Technology

Is TripAdvisor’s animal welfare policy harming wild animals?

Animal protection groups said new changes to the policy are creating ‘loopholes’. That’s not to say any dolphins will be jumping through these new openings.

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Tourism

Save the Elephant Day: Three ways to have an ethical elephant experience while travelling

Our Monday so far involves stalking elephant pictures and writing an entire article on them. We’re not complaining.

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Travel Agents

Adventure World MD on animal friendly travel: We’re all in this together

by Ali Coulton

We talked to Neil Rodgers about TTC’s new partnership with World Animal Protection and what the travel industry can do to improve the lives of animals.

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Destinations

Rottnest Island Authority responds to quokka allegations

by Ali Coulton

RIA has responded to concerns about the effect WA’s tourism plan might have on the annoyingly adorable quokka population of Rottnest Island.

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Destinations

WA’s bid to boost tourism could risk harming quokkas

An animal welfare spokesperson says the Tourism Minister needs to clarify their comments about quokkas, fearing an influx of tourists could harm the adorable little critters.

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Tourism

Another travel company boycotts elephant tourism

Expedia becomes the latest travel company to jump on the elephant boycott bandwagon, although there’s not a literal bandwagon being driven around.

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Travel Agents

Thomas Cook ditches cruel animal attractions

by Amy Bryant

Thomas Cook curbs the sales of cruel animal attractions. Travel Weekly’s office didn’t flood in the rain. Win win!

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Tourism

Travel industry rallies around elephant-friendly tourism

The industry wants elephants out of captivity and we couldn’t agree more. We were too scared of heights to ride them anyway.

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