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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 […]

Jeff Greenwald to Lead Fundraising Trip to Nepal

BERKELEY, USA – ( – November 19, 2010 ) – Jeff Greenwald, author of Snake Lake (National Geographic Traveler’s November 2010 Book of the Month) and executive director of Ethical Traveler, will guide the organization’s first Nepal fundraising tour in 2011: Dreams of Kathmandu – An Intimate Visit to the Sacred Valley. Greenwald is […]

When Predators are Prey: Shark Populations Decimated for Fin Soup

BERKELEY, USA – ( – July 31, 2010 ) – Costa Rica’s biodiversity and its conservation efforts have long made it a favorite destination for nature-lovers. Now, the cruel practice of “shark finning” is threatening Costa Rica’s eco-friendly image. Shark finning is the act of chopping the fins off of live sharks and dumping […]

Ethical Traveler Announces Inaugural Trip to Cuba

BERKELEY, USA – ( – May 15, 2010) Ethical Traveler and Global Exchange’s Reality Tours have joined forces to create an extraordinary journey: Cuba, Up Close & Personal: Creating a New Relationship in Travel & Beyond. This is Ethical Traveler’s first fundraising tour and provides an in-depth exploration of Cuba, with a focus on the […]

World’s Top 10 Ethical Destinations Revealed

BERKELEY, USA – ( – December 3, 2009) Are you the kind of traveler who wants to have a great time AND feel good about where your travel budget is going? Ethical Traveler’s new report, “The World’s Best Ethical Destinations” identifies the 10 countries in the developing world that are best protecting their natural environments, […]

Jeff Greenwald Selected to Speak at 2009 Adventure Travel World

BERKELEY, CA – ( October 4, 2009 ) – Jeff Greenwald, the co-founder and Executive Director of Berkeley-based Ethical Traveler (a project of the Earth Island Institute), will join a diverse field of industry experts, October 19-22 in Québec, Canada, to address adventure travel business leaders gathering at the 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit. During […]