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29 April 2006

ETHICAL TOURISM


When you visit a place on holiday do you ever wonder how much of your hard earned cash ends up in the pocket of the waiter or chambermaid who provides the hotel service? Where has the water come from that is being sprinkled over the golf course greens? And do those notices in hotel bathrooms urging you to reuse your towels make any real difference to the ecosystem?  Sandi Toksvig looks at the impact of tourism on the communities and environment of travellers' destinations and whether there is a way to travel without harming our hosts.

And if you fancy a day at the races there are nearly sixty courses in Britain to choose from. But the experience watching the horses thunder down the last furlong varies greatly from track to track. The punter's guide to travelling to race meetings is on this week's show. 


Trisha Barnett, Head Of Tourism Concern, a leading authority on ethical travel.

Stephen Cartmell, Author of From Aintree to York Racing Around Britain

Richard Trillo, Author of The Rough Guide To West Africa and The Rough Guide To Kenya


Presented by Sandi Toksvig

A day at the races


More information on this weeks guests: 

The Ethical Travel Guide
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781844073214
By Polly Pattullo with Orely Minelli

Tourism Concern's website

The Rough Guide To West Africa
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISDN: 1843531186
By Jim Hudgens & Richard Trillo

The Rough Guides' Website 
 
From Aintree To York : Racing Around Britain
Publisher: Bantam Press
ISBN: 0553817469
By Stephen Cartmell

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