Category Archives: Poverty Tourism

Rio’s Favela Tourism ~ a first-person look

By Dian Hasan | September18, 2009 With the growing popularity of “do good” travel or “doing good while traveling” of today, fueled by people’s increased awareness of the planet and its contents, one area of travel that has received renewed … Continue reading

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The Favela Tour: Changing Perspectives on the Slums of Rio

A look inside one of the most misunderstood places in the world, and how one group has been working for almost two decades to promote awareness. It was my first night in Rio de Janeiro. From the balcony of a … Continue reading

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Poverty-stricken townships in South Africa drawing large number of tourists

South Africa is drawing large number of tourists these days. If you are thinking that it is some museum or any other tourist spot that is luring large number of people, then i must tell you that you are wrong. … Continue reading

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Reality Tourism ~ Kenya’s Kibera slum Tours

Looking beyond its wildlife and nature’s endowments there is much poverty and destitution in Africa. James Asudi, general manager of Kenyan-based Victoria Safaris has come up with a novel idea to show case the same; Slum Tours. One-day visitors tread … Continue reading

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Poverty Tourism ~ what is it really?

If you are a long-time traveler who enjoys venturing to distant locales and really experiencing a place, chances are you’ve found yourself in a place like Africa or India where the poverty around you is overwhelming. I was in India … Continue reading

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Favela Tourism ~ now launched in Jakarta

An Indonesian tour operator, is now offering tourists the chance to see the ‘other’ side of Jakarta – a side tucked away from the sprawling shopping malls and 5-star hotels. Jakarta Hidden Tours is advertising 3 different separate routes through … Continue reading

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