Poverty and unemployment can drive people to extreme lengths, to meet basic needs. Sustainable tourism companies see this as an opportunity to help out by providing productive employment and training.
By employing locals, social enterprises embrace people from impoverished communities and villagers and offer them economic opportunities which help to ensure the conservation of habitat and biodiversity.
Most recently published stories and examples of individuals and organizations actively reducing inequality in travel and tourism:
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