Ethical Holidays

Ethical holidays are especially arranged travel tours that benefit the hosts and their environments. They provide an excellent opportunity to directly experience new cultures, learn new skills, whilst providing support to the local economy or environment.

In brief, their aim is to be sensitive to the local community/environment, offering a low impact means to enjoy foreign cultures.

Eco-tourism has became a boom trade of late, with an abundance of opportunities for the more ethically minded travellers.

Building wells in Africa, teaching English in Romania or breeding huskies in Denmark. Whatever you want, there is an eco-holiday waiting for you.

If you are interested in investing some of your vacation time to help abroad, then we recommend you start by browsing the internet.

As a general point always question where your money will be going, sometimes only small proportions of your fee goes towards those you are trying to help.

Global Sustainable Tourism is not affiliated with any charities or commercial organizations. To remain entirely independent we have abstained from recommending any ethical holiday companies.

Though by visiting Google and searching for ethical, volunteer or eco-tourism, we are sure you will find the responsible form of tourism you are looking for.

Ethical Travel

Tribes Travel
Award winning travel company offering quality holidays run on fair trade principles.

Key Travel

Operates the Reach Out Programme, an exclusive travel programme designed to save money for people who reach out across the world to provide vital assistance for the community be it medical relief, aid and development, spiritual or educational.


Rough Guides

Comprehensive travel advice for the more discerning adventurer.

Lonely Planet

Highly impressive resource for all travellers, slightly backpacker orientated. Worth checking out for the ‘thorn tree’ online message board alone.

Time Out

Online companion to the successful magazine and city guide book series. Excellent for entertainment and dining-out suggestions.

Language Courses

BBC Online

Language tuition for beginners

Abroad Languages

Listing of language and business languages courses abroad

Englisch Sprachreisen Malta

International English language school on the island of Malta

Language Schools

Comprehensive database of language schools teaching everything from Arabic to Xhosa.

Language Learning

Find the right language school from this massive database of language schools worldwide.

Cactus Language

Impressive range of language courses and holidays from around the world

Italian language school Istituto Linguistico Mediterraneo

Italian language school located in Tuscany, in Pisa and in seaside city Viareggio. offers courses on Italian language for foreigners, semester and summer study abroad programs. Also features intensive courses, individual tutoring, and classes in cooking and art.

Italian Language CoursesItalian language school by the seaside -Italy – Castiglioncello – Tuscany


For those interested in studying language at degree level, UCAS offer a comprehensive listing all university language courses.

Other Useful Language Courses

Englisch Sprachkurse – Englischkurs

Language Schools and Language Courses

Sprachreisen Sprachkurse Sprachschulen

Englisch Sprachreisen London England

English Language School London