Leading ethical tourism charity forced to close

Tourism Concern, the UK-based charity campaigning for ethical and sustainable travel across the globe, closes after three decades due to lack of financial support

Ethical travel charity Tourism Concern has closed down after almost 30 years after running out of funds to continue its campaign and research work.

The independent, non-profit organisation had battled for financial survival for many years, with annual reports describing how it had “always struggled to generate a core income.” . A statement by the charity released on 26 September, said: “Funding from charitable foundations, which sustained us in the past, is no longer available. The trustees were determined that Tourism Concern should not become a zombie charity, raising money simply to exist.”

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