Ted’s journey into the travel and tourism industry started the summer after a two-month backpacking trip throughout Europe ignited a life-long passion for international travel. With a master’s degree in Tourism Development, Ted has focused his efforts on helping promote responsible tourism across the globe. He loves to travel to escape the office for field research – is the responsible travel movement taking seed across the globe, or not?
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Education is the key to a more prosperous future in every underdeveloped country, but with such limited resources, most families in Tanzania simply cannot unlock their child's potential.
Find out about the Rhotia Valley tented lodge, and community development project, with a tourism component.
Interested in climbing Mt Kilimanjaro? Be a responsible traveler and find out how you can help the porters on your journey to the top.
A large safari company is changing South African tourism through sustainable conservation. Ted Martens tells us how.
Balancing a sustainable tourism plan in the African bush is no easy feat, especially in hard-to-access locations that have dangerous wild animals roaming around.
Ted Martens takes a look at the pros and cons of Botswana's tourism strategy.
Ted Martens visited Simonga Village in Zambia and discusses the harsh truths behind short-term community tourism.
What are the Uros floating islands, and are they a responsible tourism destination? Find out just how authentic the communities living her really are, and what to expect on your boat trip there.
Does Bolivia have a problem with trash? We take a look at the potentials and pitfalls of Bolivia's responsible travel opportunities.
High-volume community tourism is a very delicate balancing act. If you're planning a trip to Lake Titicaca, here's what you might expect from a local homestay.
The Yanapana Foundation is a local NGO dedicated to supporting the communities along the Salkantay Trek, and many of its projects are focused on small business development for women-run cooperatives.