At Uneasy no settle we campaign for change in the tourism industry on issues that we are passionate about. We do this because we want to help protect our favourite places, cultures and wildlife from unethical practices and irresponsible tourism. We want to create a more caring tourism industry. Over recent years we've formed relationships with activists, local communities, NGOs and people who think differently about tourism - they bring the issues to our attention if we don't spot them first.
With regards to UK there are several issues for tourists to lend their support to...
Cruising, huge hotels on the sea
At Uneasy no settle we are keen to create a very clear distinction between small ship cruises and their cousins, the colossal cruise ships that are taking over the likes of Venice, Dubrovnik and, of course, the Caribbean. Recent research proves that colossal cruising is heading for a bruising in terms of negative environmental and economic impact as well as, in some cases, labour rights abuses. Which is why, at Uneasy no settle, we donít believe we need a bigger boat. We do, however, endorse the small types of cruises on board the likes of schooners, gullets or converted fishing boats to head off on expeditions or luxury cruises with a handful of fellow passengers. These trips are beacons of responsibility and should have flags flying at the top of their masts to say so.
No big cruise ships in Venice
The people who live there are screaming from the rooftops and yet the giant cruise liners' foghorns continue to drown out all the voices concerned about their omnipresence in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Venice. We need a lot more voices to support the campaign to make this giant cruise ship industry stop in Venice. Enough already. So please read about the Venice cruise ship campaign and shout loud and clear with the rest of us.
Protect wildlife in the worlds oceans
Every year over 100,000 marine mammals are killed as a result of entanglement in abandoned fishing nets or Ďghost yearí. The nets restrict movement, cause starvation, and suffocate animals that need to return to the surface to breathe. The World Cetacean Alliance has decided to take action with the launch of its Net Effect campaign which aims to seek solutions that will help create a world free of marine wildlife entanglement and where end of life gear is valued by fishers, recyclers and consumers. Whether itís conducting your own beach clean or getting creative with fishing nets, find out more about how you can help rid the oceans of this ghostly problem.
Educating travelers about responsible tourism
Travelers are becoming more and more aware of the impacts their vacations can have in the world, compared with even ten years ago when so many people turned a blind eye to bad ways simply because we think that we all deserve a break. At Uneasy no settle we try to educate rather than lecture. With tips that how easily we can turn negative impacts to positive ones, engage with communities not just stay within gated ones, understand conservation not just tick off safari sightings, think local and think slow. While still enjoying vacations of a lifetime in places that need us to give a little something back too.
Had enough of mass tourism
We run many campaigns at Uneasy no settle, but Had Enough, which we ran in 2004, emanated from research that showed nearly three quarters of travelers we interviewed had had enough of destruction caused by mass tourism. The campaign sought to persuade the likes of Thomas Cook and Thomson Particular to publish responsible tourism policies - which they did very shortly after our campaign launched. Since then, some of the big tourism companies have improved, but many havenít. For example, almost 90 percent of all inclusive vacation sales stay in the UK, water consumption in tourism in drought ridden countries is unethical, coastlines are destroyed, villagers displaced, families forced into poverty and children into sex tourism. It is not a pretty picture. Which is why, at Uneasy no settle, we still campaign for change. Read more about our campaign
Support our call for redirecting Air Passenger Duty to fund electric airplane technology
The UK Government raises £3bn a year from taxation of flights - a tax called Air Passenger Duty. Despite initially saying this was an 'environmental' tax the Government has never given any information about how the money is spent.

Although tourism faces many challenges in becoming more sustainable, by far the biggest is the carbon emissions caused by burning aviation fuel, kerosene.

We are calling on the UK Government Government to commit a substantial sum from this existing tax revenue to invest in the R&D required to deliver electric powered technology for commercial aviation.
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