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Just Named: World’s Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations

Travelers seeking guilt-free vacations now know which countries protect human rights, environment


Michael McColl
McColl Communications
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For Immediate Release

BERKELEY, USA – ( – July 1, 2008) “Each year, the public interest in responsible tourism grows,” says Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director of Ethical Traveler, and co-author of the group’s biannual report entitled The World’s Best Ethical Travel Destinations. “This report helps travelers who choose to use their tourism dollars to support human rights and the environment.”

In alphabetical order, the 2008 list of the world’s most ethical travel destinations is: Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Namibia, Nicaragua, and South Africa.

“For this report, we use publicly available data to rate the world’s developing countries based on their commitment to environmental protection, social welfare and human rights.” says Christy Hoover, co-author of the report. Data sources include the United Nations Development Program, UNICEF, Columbia University and Yale. The full report can be viewed at

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Ethical Traveler is an international alliance of travelers who believe that travel is a powerful tool for international goodwill and cultural understanding. The group seeks to harness the political and economic clout of tourism to support human rights and the environment. Ethical Traveler is a project of the Earth Island Institute. For more information, please visit

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