Travel Boycotts – what should companies working to support responsible tourism do?

Last week Stevie Wonder hit the headlines when he announced in the wake of the Trayvon Martin decision that he would not be visiting Florida until the state changed its 'Stand Your Ground' laws. He wasn't alone. A travel boycott of the state at online campaign site Moveon had gathered 12,073 signatures by 21st July. Elsewhere there were calls for a travel boycott of Dubai, following the news that a Norwegian woman who had been raped while there was herself being sentenced to 16 months in jail … [Read more...]