Press Releases

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 Qu├ębec, Canada, to address adventure travel business leaders gathering at the 2009 Adventure Travel World Summit. During […]

Travelers Unite to Stop Child Sex Trafficking in Peru

BERKELEY, USA – ( – July 14, 2009 ) – Peru’s fascinating cultural heritage and Incan legacy are being eclipsed by a more sinister attraction. Young women and girls, as well as boys, are being exploited by a commercial sex industry fueled by increasing numbers of tourists who visit Peru to engage in sex […]

Just Named: World’s Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations

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 […]

Travelers Unite to Stop Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

(Berkeley, USA) Along with its unique culture and magnificent Khmer ruins, Cambodia has become notorious for a much darker attraction. The country is a source, destination, and transit point for modern day slaves: men, women, and children sold into the sex trade. A coalition of four non-profit groups has launched a campaign to highlight the […]

Strange Travel Suggestions

Written & Performed by Jeff Greenwald   Appearing at The Freight & Salvage 1111 Addison Street, Berkeley, California (510) 548-1761 Wednesday, September 20th, 8 p.m. Tickets: $18.50 adv / $19.50 door A Benefit for Ethical Traveler “STRANGE TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS,” Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once wrote, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those sudden inspirations and […]