Press Releases

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Turn 60 Under House Arrest

(San Francisco, CA) Ethical Traveler and the Burmese American Democratic Alliance (BADA) have launched a new campaign to highlight the plight of democracy advocates in Burma. The two groups are asking supporters to send birthday wishes to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose 60th birthday is June 19, 2005. Aung San Suu Kyi has […]

End of the Road Paves Way for the Preservation of Mt. Kailash

(San Francisco) A global coalition of travelers is extending thanks to the Chinese government for suspending planned construction of a highway around Tibet’s sacred Mt. Kailash. For months, letters from the Ethical Traveler coalition had urged China not to build a road in this important region. This month, the Chinese government announced its decision to […]

Stopping the Pirates of the Galapagos

(San Francisco, CA) Tourism group Ethical Traveler and marine conservation group Sea Shepherd have joined forces to stop pirate fishing activities in the Galapagos and Cocos Island areas. The two groups are calling for a flood of letters from concerned travelers to strengthen government efforts to stop illegal fishing. As Sea Shepherd Executive Director Paul […]

Ethical Traveler Named as Project of Earth Island Institute

(San Francisco, CA) Earth Island Institute has enthusiastically approved Ethical Traveler as a new project. Organizers expect that the new project will fit well into Earth Island’s portfolio of public interest environmental and social initiatives. As Earth Island’s Executive Director John A. Knox explains, “Ethical Traveler brings together travelers in the same way that other […]

Rights Groups Announce Tourism Boycott of Nepal

(Oakland, CA) A worldwide coalition of travelers today announced the first-ever tourism boycott of Nepal. This boycott comes in response to the illegal forced return of Tibetan refugees into the hands of Chinese authorities. California-based Ethical Traveler (www.ethicaltraveler.com) called the boycott. The group is an alliance of travelers formed to use the economic power of […]

End of the Road Paves Way for the Preservation of Mt. Kailash

(San Francisco) A global coalition of travelers is extending thanks to the Chinese government for suspending planned construction of a highway around Tibet’s sacred Mt. Kailash. For months, letters from the Ethical Traveler coalition had urged China not to build a road in this important region. This month, the Chinese government announced its decision to […]