Press Releases

Event Announcement: the 2018 Ethical Destinations Awards

Interested in responsible travel? Please join us in Berkeley for our annual awards ceremony and reception: 2018 Ethical Destinations Awards Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:00pm sharp (doors at 6:30pm) Awards presented by: Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler Malia Everette, Founder, Altruvistas One of the best things mindful travelers can do is spend their tourist […]

The World of Ethical Travel Now Has A Podcast

Jeff Greenwald, host of the Ethical Traveler Podcast (BERKELEY, USA — NOVEMBER 2017) Travel is a powerful force for good will. It’s also the world’s biggest industry: Nearly one in 10 people on this planet rely on the travel market for their livelihoods. This makes travelers the most powerful social action group on Earth. It […]

2017 Ethical Destinations Awards Winners Announced — New Year Brings New Options for Vacationing With Your Values

(BERKELEY, USA ― January 2017) As travel consumers, we vote with our wallets each time we take a trip. By spending money at destinations with sustainable practices, we show our support in a measurable way. If human rights and the environment are issues you support at home, consider factoring these issues into your vacation choices. […]

2016 Ethical Destinations Awards: Winners Announced

(BERKELEY, USA ― January 2016) What do Grenada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Panama, and Tuvalu have in common? All five countries are making impressive strides to conserve natural resources, support human rights and protect animals. They are also first-time winners of the annual Ethical Destinations Awards. For 2016, these winners join five winners also recognized by Ethical […]

Pack Your Bags: Ethical Traveler Names 10 Best Destinations for 2014

BERKELEY, USA, December 2013 Each year, the California-based nonprofit Ethical Traveler researches and publishes a list of the 10 most ethical destinations in the developing world. Each country is reviewed for its performance in the areas of human rights, social welfare and protection of the environment, as well as its appeal as a travel destination. […]

Top 10: Group Names World’s Best Ethical Destinations for 2013

BERKELEY, USA, December 2012 On International Human Rights Day, Ethical Traveler released its annual survey of the world’s most ethical tourism destinations. The list highlights 10 countries – all in the developing world ñ that combine best practices with superb scenic and cultural attractions. The winning destinations have all demonstrated a clear and continuing commitment […]

Winners Announced: 2012’s Top 10 Ethical Destinations in the Developing World

BERKELEY, USA – ( – January 5, 2012 ) – From a shortlist of 30 finalists, an annual report released today highlights 10 tourism destinations for their accomplishments in the areas of environmental protection, social welfare, and human rights. Ethical Traveler congratulates the countries that make up our 2012 list of The Developing World’s 10 […]

Top 10: Best Ethical Destinations for Your Vacation in 2011

BERKELEY, USA – ( – December 9, 2010 ) – As the ecotourism movement continues to grow, making a vacation choice that respects the Earth is becoming more and more important to travelers. To assist vacationers with their travel decision-making, the nonprofit organization Ethical Traveler has just published its 2011 report on “The World’s […]