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Title: Annals of Tourism Research
Description/subject: Learned journal. Commercial site..."Annals of Tourism Research is a social sciences journal focusing upon the academic perspectives of tourism. While striving for a balance of theory and application, Annals is ultimately dedicated to developing..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Annals of Tourism Research
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Arbeitskreis Tourismus und Entwicklung (AKTE)
Description/subject: Basel-based activist tourism NGO. Took part in the campaign against "Visit Myanmar 1996 Year". Covers Burma. Most material in German. Very professional.
Language: Deutsch, some English.
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Business and Human Rights: a resource website -- Tourism
Description/subject: 452 items...Some Burma-specific links....narrow down from Advanced Search
Language: English
Source/publisher: Business and Human Rights
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 April 2008


Title: DestiNet - Sustainable Tourism Information & Communications Portal
Description/subject: Some useful links by way of browsing from the top bar. The search engines do not seem to work very well - too many dead links ..."DestiNet helps you to develop sustainable consumption and production in the tourism sector, both in the tourism value chain or at destination level. DestiNet is tourist destination information service that supports networking of various sustainable tourism stakeholders. The portal offers a number of services including the option to submit EVENTS or NEWS and to suggest new links on relevant TOPICS, TOOLS or STAKEHOLDERS. DestiNet is jointly administrated by the European Environment Agency (EEA), ECOTRANS a European network of experts and organisations in the tourism sector, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Tourism Organization (UN WTO). The main objective of DestiNet is to provide a user-friendly environment for the tourism stakeholder community to showcase best practices and share knowledge within DestiNet partnership (EEA, ECOTRANS, UNEP, WTO) and its users. Based on this, the creation of Sustainable Tourism Knowledge Networks is now underway. Such networks will tackle issues relevant to developing, enhancing, and evaluating policy measures and the success of regulatory and voluntary actions concerning tourism and tourism destinations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: DestiNet
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2012


Title: ECPAT
Description/subject: "ECPAT is a network of organisations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation... The ECPAT acronym stands for ' End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes'... ECPAT has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ECPAT
Alternate URLs: http://www.ecpat.org.uk/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Equations - ‘Who Really Benefits from Tourism?’
Description/subject: "We are a research, campaign and advocacy organisation. We study the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities. We believe that tourism should be non-exploitative, equitable and sustainable. A question that has been central to our work and directs much of it is ‘Who Really Benefits from Tourism?’..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Equations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2012


Title: TEN - Tourism European/Ecumenical Network
Description/subject: "TEN stands for Third World Tourism Ecumenical European Net. It is a network of development agencies, aid agencies, church groups, solidarity groups and individuals who are active in the field of tourism and the effects it has on the people of the Third World. This working group understands Third World tourism within the context of the North-South-conflict and denounces and fights unjust practices in tourism. TEN acts as a partner to the Ecumenical Coalition on Third World Tourism (ECTWT) as well as to other issue-oriented nets. Members of TEN try to raise consciousness and awareness on the effects of tourism to the people in the receiving countries of the Third World. Those effects should be researched and discussed from a development point of view. Similar problems within European tourism may also be considered in the endeavour towards more just societies. to support all attitudes which avoid the "touristic consumption" of other peoples, countries and cultures or which help to create equal relations among peoples of different countries. to encourage all means which increase the positive aspects within tourism and to fight all its negative aspects: That means tourism has to be measured by the criteria of contributing to building just, participatory and sustainable societies. TEN should look for cooperation with the tourism industry and with partners at all levels within the receiving countries..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: TEN - Tourism European/Ecumenical Network
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ten-tourism.org/
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2012


Title: Tourism Concern
Description/subject: "The UK's leading resource for ethical and sustainable tourism"....Search Results in TC For "burma": Burma: Not Black and White - Burma: Not Black and White... Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on tourism to Burma - Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on tourism to Burma... What others say on tourism to Burma.... - What others say on tourism to Burma.... News - To go or not to go? Burma update... News - New petition demands Lonely Planet withdraws Burma guidebook... Burma - Burma... News - Burma and Lonely Planet: A personal look back... Displacement of People - Displacement of People... Sign our Burma Lonely Planet guidebook petition - Sign our Burma Lonely Planet guidebook petition... Burma and Tourism: Facts and Figures - Burma and Tourism: Facts and Figures... Add your Voice to Calls for Burma Tourism Boycott - Add your Voice to Calls for Burma Tourism Boycott... Campaign with us - Campaign with us... Tsunami of Tourism - Tsunami of Tourism... Campaigns - Campaigns... Displacement - Displacement... Working conditions - Working conditions... Past Campaigns - Past Campaigns... FAQs for Tourists - FAQs for Tourists... News - Burmese refugees trapped by tourism.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tourism Concern
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Tourism Transparency
Description/subject: "Tourism Transparency is a non-government organization (NGO) that promotes political awareness amongst tourists to Burma. We raise awareness about the economic, social, environmental and political impacts of tourism. Our aim is to ensure tourists are not naive when they visit Burma. Burma’s government has a keen interest in promoting tourism and is looking for support from the international tourism industry. Tourism is becoming increasingly important for them to counter international condemnation of its violation of human rights. Tourism Transparency campaigns for an open and accountable tourism industry. Based on our extensive knowledge about tourism and our long involvement as political activists for Burma, we will present our research findings to you. We want to increase the positive impacts of tourism to boost the economy of Burma, a country that ranks as one of the poorest nations in the world. In order to minimize the negative impacts of tourism we raise awareness on the consequences of a-political tourists who turn a blind eye to issues of human rights. Tourism Transparency does not judge tourists if they decide to travel to Burma – we are happy to see aware and responsible travelers visiting the country and spending their money wisely! But we urge tourists to respect Aung San Suu Kyi and visit the country in a way that helps the Burmese people on the ground..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tourism Transparency
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 September 2011


Title: UN ESCAP Transport and Tourism Division
Description/subject: Use the site map and search engine on this page for regional plans, including Myanmar...If that does not work, use the Google site-specific search for Myanmar Transport [results in Alternate URL] http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=myanmar+transport+site:unescap.org&oq=myanmar+transport+site:unescap.org&gs_l=hp.12...1292.12192.1.14850.17.17.0.0.0.2.1320.6395.0j12j1j1j7-3.17.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.vNfVLb2I5Og&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=a80f56a052d2d330&biw=1138&bih=493
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN ESCAP
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: World Tourism Organisation
Description/subject: Industry and Govt. body with UN connections. Publishes lots of tourism statistics. NB its Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, which was endorsed by ECOSOC in 2001. The Code has, in theory, a supervisory mechanism, but with no means, so far as I can see, for the actual victims of tourism development to bring complaints.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Rapport sur le tourisme en Birmanie
Date of publication: 25 October 2011
Description/subject: "Introduction: « La Birmanie sera encore là pendant de nombreuses années, alors... rendez-nous visite plus tard. Nous rendre visite maintenant reviendrait à cautionner le régime actuel »..... La phrase ci-dessus, datant de 1999, est une citation célèbre d'Aung San Suu Kyi, lauréate du prix Nobel de la paix en 1991 et dirigeante de la Ligue Nationale pour la Démocratie (NLD), principal parti d'opposition birman. Elle nous rappelle que depuis l'appel au boycott lancé au milieu des années 90 par les opposants birmans à la dictature militaire, voyager en Birmanie reste un cas de conscience, toujours d'actualité quinze années plus tard. Bien que le parti d'Aung San Suu Kyi ne demande plus le boycott, il appelle cependant à la prudence des voyageurs quant aux conséquences néfastes que peut avoir un tourisme non éclairé et peu soucieux de l'environnement et des populations locales. Il alerte également sur le fait qu'une partie importante des plus grandes entreprises touristiques appartient aux familles des membres du gouvernement et à leurs proches. On peut dès lors se poser les questions suivantes : L'essor du tourisme en Birmanie profite-t-il 4 la population dans son ensemble ? Peut-on visiter un pays qui souffre comme on visite un musée? Que peut-on voir de la Birmanie en tant que touriste?..."
Language: Français, French,
Source/publisher: Info Birmanie
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 December 2012


Title: Red Card for Tourism?
Date of publication: February 2002
Description/subject: "10 principles and challenges for a sustainable tourism development in the 21st Century.... In the light of the poor progress of sustainable development ten years after the Rio Earth Summit, tourism could be shown the red card: - sent-off, back to training - a demand that tourism leaders learn to practise "fair play" and contribute to sustainable development, as should be expected from the representatives of one of the world's leading industries! The call is launched by representatives of the network for sustainable tourism development DANTE in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 in Johannesburg."
Author/creator: Christine Pluss, Martina Backes
Language: English
Source/publisher: DANTE (The NGO Network for Sustainable Tourism Development)
Format/size: pdf (997K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003