Every year Ethical Traveller conducts a study of developing nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, to identify the best tourism destinations among them. They base research by focusing on three general categories: Environmental Protection, Social Welfare, and Human Rights. These destinations may not always be as glamorous as Paris, or as modern as Singapore. But they’re rich in natural wonders, and alive with fascinating culture. They’re also committed to conserving their natural treasures, while building economies that sustain and empower local communities. Ethical Traveler urge travelers to step off the beaten path whenever possible. Each year, after extensive research, their team chooses the 10 best countries to visit in the developing world.
Ethical Traveler congratulates the countries on their 2010/2011 list of The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations. The winners, in alphabetical order (not in order of merit), are:
WHERE WILL YOU GO ON YOUR VACATION THIS YEAR?
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Pictures: Riga, The Capital of Latvia