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The Travel Corporation’s 10 steps to being an animal-friendly traveller

by Christian Fleetwood

To commemorate World Wildlife Day (which was yesterday), Travel Weekly staff plan to hug at least one red-back spider, brown snake and centipede. We’re kidding – our boss is prickly and poisonous enough to hug.

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News

Turkish Airlines stands up to exotic animal trafficking

by Ali Coulton

We tried to show our solidarity with the airline but stood up too quickly, got dizzy and had to sit back down.

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News

Airline accused of playing part in exotic animal trafficking

Sorry to put a dampener on your Wednesday, but animal poachers have been showing these beautiful birds in cages to sell as exotic pets. Many don’t survive the plane trip.

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Wholesalers

World Expeditions steps up its game in the fight against wildlife cruelty in tourism

We’re playing our part in ending animal cruelty by stopping to pat every dog we see on our way to and from work. No dog should have to go more than 10 minutes without being told they’re a good boy.

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Tourism

Travel associations urged to “step-up” and prevent wildlife cruelty in tourism

New research shows that many tourism trade associations are doing nothing to promote sustainable travel which isn’t a very sustainable way of conducting their business if you ask us.

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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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